Steve Futterman
May 08, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Bill Laswell

We gave it a B+

Using outtakes from the original historic sessions, producer Laswell remixes selected pieces from Davis’ epochal fusion recordings, In a Silent Way, On the Corner, and Get Up With It, into four interwoven suites on Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 whose most radical quality is the reverence that Laswell pays to his sources. Whether rhythmically bustling or meditative, these tracks seethe with Davis’ still-startling visions.

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