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Tribute to Miles Davis' On the Corner in West Haven on May 12
Fans of Miles Davis' electric period — a dozen or so albums roughly spanning the years 1968-75 — can close their eyes and conjure up 1972's On the Corner: the relentless hi-hat, hypnotic bass ostinatos, darting guitars, tablas and struck metals, the wordless sound of arguments, traffic, grime and smog. It's the sound of the bustling city and its citizens, soaked in sweat, fire-hydrant fountains and psychedelics, McMuffin steam and cigarillo smoke. Music for healthy living, this ain't.
By Michael Hamad
May 8, 2013