Friday, January 15, 2010

An album a day, #15: The Grassy Knoll, "The Grassy Knoll," 1995

"Oh, yeah, it's kind of like instrumental trip-hop, right? Or maybe like, uh, big beat? But then what's with all the jazz on top? Come to think of it, it kind of sounds like Miles Davis circa 'On the Corner'..." The best electronica/jazz fusion of the '90s (i.e., one that did not water down either of the two into some kind of easy-listening pap). The later albums made the Miles influence even more explicit with a lot more live improvisation, and they're good, but I still like the first one the best.

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