Freak In If Miles Davis had had the technology available to him back in the early '70s, he might have made an album much like this canny… Freak In If Miles Davis had had the technology available to him back in the early '70s, he might have made an album much like this canny… 2003-02-18 Dave Douglas
Music Review

Freak In (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 18, 2003; Lead Performance: Dave Douglas

If Miles Davis had had the technology available to him back in the early '70s, he might have made an album much like this canny and ambitious jazz-electronica hybrid. Douglas' coup is the balance he strikes between arresting computer-driven musical manipulations and the warming beauty of acoustic instruments, including his own often lyrical trumpet. Somehow it all comes off as new as tomorrow, yet firmly in the tradition -- no small accomplishment.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2003 Published in issue #696-697 Feb 21, 2003 Order article reprints
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