Big Fun

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1 Great Expectations 13:44 18,514
2 Ife 21:31 9,469
3 Recollections 18:54 9,855
3 Recollections [*] 18:57 125
4 Trevere [*] 5:58 108
4 Trevere 5:54 11,810
1 Go Ahead John 28:27 5,370
2 Lonely Fire 21:08 12,990
3 The Little Blue Frog 9:09 3,477
4 Yaphet 9:38 11,576

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Miles Davis (trumpet);
Sonny Fortune ss, fl, Steve Grossman, sax, Wayne Shorter, sax
Carlos Garnett ss, Bennie Maupin (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet);
Lonnie Smith p, Harold I. Williams p,
Joe Zawinul (electric piano, Farfisa organ);
Herbie Hancock, p, Chick Corea p, John McLaughlin g,
Bihari Sharma (electric sitar, tambura, tabla);
Khalil Balakrishna (electric sitar, tambura);
Dave Holland b, Harvey Brooks (electric bass);
Ron Carter, b, Michael Henderson b, Billy Cobham dr
Billy Hart, dr, Al Foster, dr, Jack DeJohnette dr

Badal Roy (tabla); Airto Moreira (cuica, berimbau, percussion).

Recorded at Columbia Studio E, New York,
New York between November 19, 1969 and June 12, 1972.
Big Fun (Columbia PG 32866) 1969
Published 1974

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  • optimistic_tour

    holy fucking fuck, indeed. Having been a Miles fan for 15 years, skipping over this album for no reason, I discover that it's possibly my favorite. WOWOW

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • FuckinEchoes

    very very fun album, needs way more love

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • clutnuckle

    holy fucking fuck

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • SSRevolution

    That sitar in Great Expectations! Ah! Groovy.

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • zezinho57

    well, with my avatar i just have to shout here :)) Big Fun :LOL The album which made me acquainted with Miles, long, long ago .....

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Salty_Jon

    This one's my second favorite of his fusion stuff, just behind Bitches Brew out of the albums I've heard so far - still missing some, though.

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • prodigious1

    Seriously great album.

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • zedhed

    I was groovin' to "Go ahead, John", from Big Fun, and came across y'alls spot here and noticed one thing I thought should be added...Some props to the chops shown on the Guitar by John McLaughlin, as well as a big 'tip of the hat' to Miles for givin' young Johnnie the chance!

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
  • hermitmark

    Car chase music!

    2 May 2009 Reply
  • mig2

    i mam tu tylko 4 kawałki (CD 1 - Great Expectations - Mulher Laranja i Ife; CD 2 - Go Ahead John i Lonely Fire) - super, no nie?

    20 Aug 2007 Reply
  • mig2

    mój też jeden z ulubionych - tylko jakoś zestaw utworów mi sie nie zgadza... (mam dwupłytowy z 1969)

    20 Aug 2007 Reply

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