Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

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Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:36 minutes | Scans included | 1,59 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,36 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2148

Filles de Kilimanjaro (French for "Girls of Kilimanjaro") is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. It was recorded in June and September 1968. The album is a transitional work for Davis, who was shifting stylistically from acoustic recordings with his second "great" quintet to his "electric" period. Filles de Kilimanjaro was well received by contemporary music critics, who viewed it as a significant release in modern jazz.

Since it's billed as "Directions in Music by Miles Davis," it should come as little surprise that Filles de Kilimanjaro is the beginning of a new phase for Miles, the place that he begins to dive headfirst into jazz-rock fusion. It also happens to be the swan song for his second classic quintet, arguably the finest collective of musicians he ever worked with, and what makes this album so fascinating is that it's possible to hear the breaking point – though his quintet all followed him into fusion (three of his supporting players were on In a Silent Way), it's possible to hear them all break with the conventional notions of what constituted even adventurous jazz, turning into something new. According to Miles, the change in "direction" was as much inspired by a desire to return to something earthy and bluesy as it was to find new musical territory, and Filles de Kilimanjaro bears him out. Though the album sports inexplicable, rather ridiculous French song titles, this is music that is unpretentiously adventurous, grounded in driving, mildly funky rhythms and bluesy growls from Miles, graced with weird, colorful flourishes from the band. Where Miles in the Sky meandered a bit, this is considerably more focused, even on the three songs that run over ten minutes, yet it still feels transitional. Not tentative (which In the Sky was), but certainly the music that would spring full bloom on In a Silent Way was still in the gestation phase, and despite the rock-blues-n-funk touches here, the music doesn't fly and search the way that Nefertiti did. But that's not a bad thing – this middle ground between the adventurous bop of the mid-'60s and the fusion of the late '60s is rewarding in its own right, since it's possible to hear great musicians find the foundation of a new form. For that alone, Filles de Kilimanjaro is necessary listening.


01. Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet)
02. Tout de Suite
03. Petits Machins (Little Stuff)
04. Filles de Kilimanjaro (Girls of Kilimanjaro)
05. Mademoiselle Mabry (Miss Mabry)

Recorded on June 19–21 & September 24, 1968 at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City.

Miles Davis – trumpet
Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock – Fender Rhodes electric piano on "2-4"
Chick Corea – piano, RMI Electra-piano on "1 & 5"
Ron Carter – electric bass on "2-4"
Dave Holland – double bass on "1 & 5"
Tony Williams – drums

Mastered for SACD by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.

foobar2000 1.3.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: Miles Davis / Filles de Kilimanjaro

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -6.27 dB -20.49 dB 5:41 01-Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet)
DR13 -6.16 dB -23.29 dB 14:07 02-Tout de Suite
DR11 -6.21 dB -19.76 dB 8:10 03-Petits Machins (Little Stuff)
DR12 -6.21 dB -22.14 dB 12:02 04-Filles de Kilimanjaro (Girls of Kilimanjaro)
DR13 -6.10 dB -23.40 dB 16:36 05-Mademoiselle Mabry (Miss Mabry)

Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

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Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 2,26 GB