Carl Orr: Miles of Miles
Miles of Miles
Carl Orr (guitar)
Mean It (Shock 0016)
Carl Orr (guitar),
Miroslav Bikovsky (trumpet, flugelhorn), Martyn Love (synthesizer, organ), Adam Armstrong (electric bass), Andrew Gander (drums), Phillipe Lincy (percussion).
Composed by Carl Orr.
Recorded: Sydney, Australia, May 1993
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
Australian jazz guitarist Carl Orr has toured and recorded with Billy Cobham, among others. But he has many fine projects in his own name, including Mean It, his third outing as leader. He decided to focus on highly electric jazz-funk music filled with plenty of improvisation.
On the tribute cover "Miles of Miles," the rhythm section of Armstrong, Gander and Lincy lay down a neck-bending groove. Love's organ funks things up. By the time Orr shows off his considerable chops, we are already quite deep in the muck. Bikovsky's trumpet expounds Miles's late '60s period – just about the time Miles was leaving straight-ahead for fusion. Orr and Bikovsky participate in some melodic call and response as the tune fades. Their boots, now stuck in the mud, must be left behind.
Reviewer: Walter Kolosky