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Doesn't sound good.
Miles Davis 'In a Silent Way' is one of my favourite jazz albums. Does anyone know anything similar? Rhodes-heavy if possible.
Bad, nay, APPALLING- unless you are talking about Rhodes/Wurlitzer type sounds.
Its always a good measure of a musicians sanity whether they prefer the sound of a synth piano over a gnarly old sixties electric piano
which can be programmed to sound like a 'piano' in along with say a rotating death buzz saw, or a glockenspiel, will inherently sound shit. A properly engineered top-line electric piano designed with piano in mind, not so.
sound awesome. Especially when Keith Jarret plays them.
Where's a good place to start?
Well Jarret actually hated electric instruments in general but Miles forced him to play the electric organ, and then when Chick Corea left he took over the fender rhodes, often playing both. So he only really played them out of respect for Miles so you won't find electric stuff on his solo albums, but you can hear his amazing playing on the Miles albums 'At Fillmore' & 'Live Evil'.
Chick Corea, who plays the rhodes on 'In a Silent Way' went onto to form a fusion group called Return To Forever whos sound relies heavily on electic pianos & synths. They got a bit cheesy towards the end of their career but the first couple of albums are worth checking out.
'Light as a feather'. Sounds a little smooth for my liking, but might be alright. Also going to check out some Herbie Hancock/Headhunters stuff, though I seem to remember not really getting on with it in the past.
Check his Avant-Jazz group Circle. They're probably the antithesis of smooth.
The Herbie Hancock stuff I downloaded is really '70s porno soundtrack. A pretty lame way to end Valentines's Day, listening to 'Keep on doing it' alone. Ha ha...
Unless you whack loads of reverb on them. At which point they can sound fairly awesome.