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Miles' last recording for the Columbia label before heading for the financial allure of Warner Bros. in the mid-'80s was not released until 1989. This critic's guess is because largely they had no idea what to do with it. Unlike anything else in his catalog, Aura is a ten-part suite composed by Danish flügelhornist Palle Mikkelborg as a tribute. Influenced deeply by serialism and the inspiration of Gil Evans, Mikkelborg composed a theme from ten notes based on the letters… read more

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  • Intense enigma!
  • Yeah, I dig this album too. White and Green in particular.
  • I really like this CD too. And yes, @dimaensionx I'm glad that electric drum sound didn't survive the 80s! I loved John McLaughlin in this though.
  • This is one of my all-time favorite albums. What a great variety of the many different styles of the master himself. Except for the kind-of cheesy electric drums and McLaughlin's slightly out-of-tune solos, this is a classic!!
  • This sure is an interesting album when you compare it to albums like Bitches Brew and Kind of Blue.

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