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sun 28 aug 2016 19:00 

A musical serial. Episode 13: He loved him madly.

 

When Duke Ellington died in 1974, Miles Davis recorded a long, atmospheric piece in remembrance of him. It was called He Loved Him Madly, after Ellington’s habit of telling audiences ‘we love you madly’ at the end of each performance. The landscape quality and form of this piece was a source of inspiration for Brian Eno, who would ‘return to it often’.

 

In this episode, we mix He Loved Him Madly with work by Nils Petter Movaer, who was likely inspired by this episode in Miles Davis’ work. His piece Exit is the opening and closing statement of this Episode, while Phum is the opening and closing for Miles Davis’ atmospheric piece.

 

Playlist:
01:20 Nils Petter Molvaer – Exit
03:40 Nils Petter Molvaer – Khmer
08:45 Nils Petter Molvaer – On Stream
12:00 Steve Kuhn – The Sandhouse
15:01 Bugge Wesseltoft – Lone Live in Paris
25:30 Steve Kuhn – The Sandhouse
27:19 Nils Petter Molvaer – Phum
27:19 Miles Davis – He Loved Him Madly
56:00 Nils Petter Molvaer – Phum
58:06 Nils Petter Molvaer – Exit

 

Sources:
Khmer, 1997, ECM records
Trance, 1975, ECM records
N-coj Live, 2003, Jazzland Recordings
Get Up With It, Columbia, 1974

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