Originally posted by FMF
Prince. Miles. Zappa.
Iconic. Prolific. Inimitable. But unable to properly sieve and edit their copious output, one and all.
Or are we better off for having the sheer quantity from which we ourselves can sieve and edit the quality that we seek and need?
Prince is hit and miss for me, but when he hits man! I'll have to agree with seiste that I owe a great night at the ol' roller skating rink to Prince and the Revolution.(ahh Misty....)
Zappa to me is a force that just has to be there. You may not always like it but it always makes you think.
Miles Davis, what can I say, at one point in my life I worshiped him like a Greek God. In my mind he is the most creative musical force in the 20th century. At one point almost all musicians had to go play with his band before they could do their own thing. He started out playing Bebop with Parker on his first album and ended up trying hip hop on his last 60 years later. He changed musical history 4 times in my mind and Never was really limited to Jazz as a style. To my knowledge he only went back to play an old style once in his life(damn you Quincey). The only stuff I don't like of his is when Marcus Miller took over production in the '80's. But hey it was the 80's, everybody was experimenting with bad music.
Ahh ok, sorry. Long rant short... we are blessed by anything Miles chose to release.