On the Corner is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Miles Davis. It was recorded in June and July 1972 and released on October 11 of the same year by Columbia Records. The album continued Davis's exploration of jazz fusion, bringing together funk rhythms with the influence of experimental composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
2. On the Corner (Take 4). 5:16. The Essential Miles Davis.
On The Corner, like every one of his releases since Miles In The Sky, is more fusion Jazz than cool jazz. Instead of the slightly more structured, but still free-flowing, sweeping jazz of Kind of Blue, we get the mammoth structures of Bitches Brew, but without the pure innovation and entertainment value of that record. Rather, we get some new features around what is basically a very similar record. Instead of free flowing, jazzy drums, we get hard hitting, repetitious funk drums reminiscent of James Brown, which offer the listener a bit more of a concrete rhythm section to counter-balance the.
The album On The Corner was completed by other sessions that Teo Macero put into shape, and it would become a cult album for the avant-garde of ambient and electro-jazz. Original issue: Columbia LP C 31096 on October 11, 1972 Producer: Teo Macero Engineers: Stan Tonkel All compositions by Miles Davis. June 1, 1972 (a) Miles Davis (tpt); Dave Liebman (ss); John McLaughlin (el-g); Chick Corea (el-p); Herbie Hancock (el-p); Harold I. Williams (org, synth); Collin Walcott (el-sitar); Michael Henderson (el-b); Jack DeJohnette (d); Billy Hart (d); Al Foster. d); Badal Roy (tabla).
As an attempt to mix commercial funk with jazz, On the Corner is a total failure, but the end result is something much better and more timeless than any of the other more commercial jazz/funk albums of that decade. This album is only remotely similar to Sly and James because Miles was still getting too much influence from Stockhausen, Sun Ra, psychedelic rock and the traditional music of Africa
Miles Davis' The Complete On The Corner Sessions, the eighth and final deluxe box set in the Grammy Award-winning Miles Davis Series, includes more than 6 hours of music - twelve previously unissued tracks plus five tracks previously unissued in full - covering sixteen sessions from On the Cornerm, Big Fun, and Get Up With i. But I have been listening to Miles Davis (all genres) for 30 years. I have always wondered exactly where On the Corner came from, . what is the basis? What is the premise? What were Miles' and his colleagues working for?
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|1||On The Corner / New York Girl / Thinkin' Of One Thing And Doin' Another / Vote For Miles
Guitar – John McLaughlinSoprano Saxophone – David Liebman
Bass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinSitar [Electric] – Khalil BalakrishnaSoprano Saxophone – Carlos Garnett
|3||One And One||6:09|
|4||Helen Butte / Mr. Freedom X
Tenor Saxophone – Carlos Garnett
- Bass – Michael Henderson
- Drums – Al Foster, Billy Hart, Jack DeJohnette
- Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock
- Guitar – David Creamer (tracks: 2 to 4)
- Organ – Harold "Ivory" Williams
- Producer – Teo Macero
- Sitar [Electric] – Colin Walcott* (tracks: 1, 3, 4)
- Synthesizer – Harold "Ivory" Williams, Herbie Hancock
- Tabla – Badal Roy
- Trumpet, Composed By – Miles Davis
NotesRecorded June 1 , June 6 (3 & 4), and July 7 , 1972 in New York City. Originally released in 1972.
The Original Jacket Collection (Limited-edition DSD CDs in paper sleeves), 37-CD boxed set (Sony SICP 1201/37).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4547366027242
|KC 31906||Miles Davis||On The Corner (LP, Album, Gat)||Columbia||KC 31906||US||1972|
|MFSL 1-452||Miles Davis||On The Corner (LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180)||Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia, Sony Music Commercial Music Group||MFSL 1-452||US||2016|
|32DP 716||Miles Davis||On The Corner (CD, Album, Promo, RE)||CBS/Sony||32DP 716||Japan||1987|
|KC 31906||Miles Davis||On The Corner (LP, Album, RE, 180)||Columbia||KC 31906||US||2013|
|A736669, none||Miles Davis||On The Corner (CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Sup)||Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Supreme||A736669, none||US||2008|