My Current Obsession

by Simon

is Miles Davis.  The tone of that horn, it’s Davis’ voice and it’s equal to Marvin or Aretha or Scott Walker.  So beautiful, and unique.

It’s not simply about jazz though.  Bitches Brew is so harsh in places Mark E Smith could start singing over the top and you wouldn’t find it wrong.

He could be slick too.  Here’s a great version of Jacko’s Human Nature.  And yes it’s slick, but it’s also gorgeous.