February is traditionally jazz month at Classic Album Sundays, and boy have we got a good one this year: we'll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis's watershed 1969 album In a Silent Way. We'll play this profound, atmospheric, timeless beauty in full, on vinyl and in audiophile hi-fi.
Davis's first foray into fusion, and controversial in its day for its electric instrumentation and unorthodox compositions, In a Silent Way – which was recorded on one day in February of ’69 in New York – has proven to be one of the most beloved and influential recordings of all time.
For this album, Davis led a group made up of nothing but jazz legends, including Wayne Shorter, John McClaughlin, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Joe Zawinul – all of whom were influential on the bold, radical direction Davis would take thereafter:
As a bonus, we will also be enhancing our presentation of the album by playing selections from The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions, the essential 2001 three-CD compilation. It promises to be a terrific night of exploring some of the most revolutionary jazz ever recorded!