I've just been listening to Miles' double album Big Fun. And yesterday I was listening to Bitches Brew, and the day before it was In A Silent Way. Tomorrow I imagine it will be On The Corner. What do you guys think of this stuff? Obviously Bitches Brew is one of the most important Jazz albums ever made. But what do you guys really think of the music? I must say, it doesn't do *that* much for me, at the moment... I guess I just don't see the genius of it at the moment. When I listen to Bitches Brew, I don't think "man, these guys were incredible". I mean, they were, as players, but that recording doesn't say that to me. It says "Look, we can all solo at once". Great. Perhaps I'm too into form, from a compositional point of view, but half-hour free form jams like "Great Expectations" from Big Fun - just don't do it for me like So What does. Perhaps I'll grow to appreciate them. But it's Miles' playing on Kinda Blue, and Chick's playing on Spain, and Herbie's playing on Dolphin Dance and Chameleon and the like that make me think "Yeah, these guys were the ****". I do like Herbie's music in that sorta vein however. He did three albums with his Mwandishi sextet in the early 70s - "Mwandishi", "Crossings" & "Sextant" - which I dig. To an extent, anyway. I still prefer Herbie's Funk, and his acoustic Jazz. I guess I'm just missing something about it. Opinions?