Here's my Sunday Music Muse Day post, a day late (which was supposed be posted last month), but not a pound short, in the music department. The post-Thankgivings weekend was full with family obligations, nothing bad, just a lot of running around. I did get to pick some new music on the Record Store Day, on Friday, and the Shop Local Business Day on Saturday.
First up, Miles Davis Circle in the Round. This 2 CD set spans 1955-1970, and highlights Miles transition from acoustic post-bop to just before the electric fusion of Bitches Brew. I had to double check if I had this, and I didn't. So, it nice to full another gap in Miles music timeline in my collection.
My next pick also has a cover concept to it, Andy Summers Peggy's Blue Skylight. This is the former Police guitarist interpretation of the music and lyrics of jazz legend Charles Mingus. The larger than life Mingus wasn't just a premiere bassist and band leader but a author. I read his autobiography, Beneath the Underdog: His World as Composed by Mingus. (1971) it's really intense and inspiring. It definitely may have inspired Andy Summer to this, which includes lyrics and poetry by Mingus. Summers has done other CDs. of jazz legend's music like Thelonious Monk. After leaving the Police he has shown has jazz roots to the fullest.