The Complete On the Corner Sessions is the eighth and final deluxe box set in the Miles Davis Series.
Columbia records has released a series of ten box sets containing recordings from the 1950s to the 1970s. These contain material not available on other Columbia albums. Following on from The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions; The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions; The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions; and The Cellar Door Sessions the latest release takes a look at the funk/ Jazz fusion album that would have a strong influence on hip hop in the late 1980s, especially on the Beastie Boys. The album was Miles' electronic twist on what Duke Ellington called the “jungle sound.” His band was made up of musicians trained not in the basics of jazz, but on the newer sounds of James Brown and Sly Stone.
The box set includes more than 6 hours of music. Twelve of these are previously unissued tracks. Another five tracks are previously unissued in full. They cover sixteen sessions from On the Corner, Big Fun, and Get Up with It until Davis's mid-seventies retirement. Miles is joined in these recordings by Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Hart, and many others. The 6-CD deluxe edition also contains a 120-page full-color booklet with liner notes and essays by producer Bob Belden, journalist Tom Terrell, and arranger/ composer Paul Buckmaster as well as rare photographs and new illustrations.
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