Miles Davis Nefertiti Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP
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Numbered, Limited Edition! 180g 45rpm 2LP!
Mastered from Original Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!
Final All-Acoustic Outing from Davis' Classic Second Quintet
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Record's Tonal Shadings, Gradations,
and Textures Come Alive
Confident 1967 Effort Steeped in Inquisitive Interplay and Subconscious
Nefertiti will always be known as the final all-acoustic record made by Miles
Davis' classic second quintet. A thematic bookend to the preceding Sorcerer, the
1967 set shares much in common with its equally nuanced predecessor yet deviates
by way of its focus on rhythm and exploratory soundscapes. The low-key music
blooms with colorful bouquets of shadings, gradations, and overtones that on
Mobile Fidelity's analog edition bring listeners to closer to the creative
passions than ever before.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g 45RPM vinyl at RTI,
this collectable audiophile version of Nefertiti joins the ranks of eleven other
essential Davis records given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile
Fidelity. Afforded supreme dynamics and full-range extension, cyclical melodies
resonate with a moody character and ambience normally only heard in small jazz
clubs. Instrumental pitch, too, is spot-on accurate, a measuring stick for how
all acoustic-based passages should be experienced.
As he does on Sorcerer, Davis again cedes all compositional duties to his
all-star band mates and focuses on his trumpet. Familiar albeit slightly
dissonant, rooted in hard bop yet signaling the onset of fusion, the songs are
grounded in inquisitive interplay and subconscious impressionism. Nefertiti
reveals fresh devices and new directions every time you visit its cerebral
worlds. And while each musician is given ample room to solo, the effort stands
as an example of groupthink in that no individual stands out or shows off. The
groundbreaking title track—during which the horn section recurrently repeats the
melody as drummer Tony Williams and bassist Ron Carter improvise, thus inverting
the conventional sense of a rhythm section—shines as a textbook example of such
chemistry and unity.
Throughout, the players' confidence, and Davis' trust in them, stamps every
piece with rare self-assurance and authoritativeness. In particular, Williams
and Carter bring rhythms to the forefront as the horns hypnotize and Herbie
Hancock's piano points in several different directions like a compass gone
crazy. Responsible for “Madness” and “Riot,” Hancock contributes brief bursts of
speed and slight aggression, but on a record on which complexity and
introspection take precedent over blowing hot, the aural steam ultimately
becomes opportunity for burrowing into unpredictable turns and deep grooves.
Indeed, the thrilling sense of interplay and inclination of the ensemble to keep
searching, moving forward in a concerted manner to uncover then-unheard jazz
discoveries, marks Nefertiti as one of Davis' quintessential efforts. For
historians, it's the signpost to the pioneering fusion the leader would begin to
pursue with greater commitment on the record's follow-up, Miles in the Sky. For
the rest of us, the album is music and music-making at its intriguing best.
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 45rpm Speed Edition
• 2LP Set
• Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 Grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Pressed at RTI
Miles Davis, trumpet
Wayne Shorter, tenor sax
Herbie Hancock, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Tony Williams, drums
LP 1 - Side 1:
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Hand Jive
LP 2 - Side 3:
LP 2 - Side 4: