Originally Posted by Thaard
Been listening to Miles Davis 1964 concert with Tony Williams on drums, about 10 times now(for inspiration). It's probably my fav. They way Tony plays at such a young age is unreal. Prob the best thing he ever recorded imo.
Yeah. More than almost any other album, that's the one that seems to turn people's heads around. It was an epiphany for me the first time I heard it.
Also, welcome to the ride cymbal sound almost every jazz drummer who has ever listened to that album covets. There are entire websites dedicated to cats who are trying to find a cymbal that sounds like that vintage Turkish K. The historical cats believe the same cymbal was used on Miles' Nefertiti. That's another killer recording.
In addition to One Step Beyond, check out Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage and Eric Dolphy's Out To Lunch.