Bitches Brew

Performers Miles Davis

Legacy | June 22, 1999 | Compact Disc

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The man with the golden lips and the soul full of pain is back with his idiosyncratic style of music. Originally released in the late '60s, Bitches Brew has been remastered and re-released. In addition, the rare track "Feio" is included as a bonus song. The original fusion sound that typified Miles Davis' work is alive and well on this collectible album. Along with a booklet stuffed full of hard-to-find photos, you'll also uncover the truth about the making of the legendary album.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 22, 1999

Genre: Trumpet

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1969

Label Name: Legacy

UPC: 074646577424

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Bitches Brew

Performers Miles Davis
Guest Artist(s) Bennie Maupin, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Larry Young, Wayne Shorter
Producer Teo Macero
Engineer Ray Moore

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 22, 1999

Genre: Trumpet

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1969

Label Name: Legacy

UPC: 074646577424


Title Track Time
1.Pharaoh's Dance --
2.Bitches Brew --
1.Spanish Key --
2.John McLaughlin --
3.Miles Runs The Voodoo Down --
4.Sanctuary --
5.Feio - (bonus track) --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone); Bennie Maupin (bass clarinet); Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Larry Young (Fender Rhodes piano); John McLaughlin (electric guitar); Dave Holland (acoustic bass); Harvey Brooks (electric bass); Don Alias, Lenny White, Jack DeJohnette (drums); Jim Riley (percussion). Recorded in New York, New York from August 19-21, 1969. Includes liner notes by Ralph Gleason, Michael Cuscuna and Bob Belden. All tracks have been digitally remastered using 20-bit technology. Among the most controversial recordings in the history of jazz, BITCHES BREW was Miles Davis' shot across the bow of jazz insularity, a bold statement about jazz's ability to draw upon elements of popular culture, without mitigating its spirit of spontaneous invention. Much as Ornette Coleman's THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME set a new standard for harmonic and melodic freedom a decade before, BITCHES BREW signaled a sea change in jazz. Davis became a lightning rod for jazz's transformation, by mixing the best elements of '60s free jazz with dancing funk rhythms, electric rock textures, blues phrasing and his own breakthroughs in harmony and modality. Davis employed the Electric Flag's Harvey Brooks to double up with upright bassist Dave Holland on the Fender bass, and he is the modal heartbeat of every tune, freeing up the multiple drummers and keyboardists to weave a complex polytonal/polyrhythmic web of volatile chords and colliding rhythms. Joe Zawinul's "Pharaoh's Dance" and Davis' "Bitches Brew" treat their multiple themes in a ritualistic manner, as several strata of voices engage the lead melody in exciting exchanges. "Spanish Key" offers a thrilling sense of tension and release, as the trumpeter navigates a "Sex Machine"-styled vamp with a terse, brilliantly constructed solo, revelling in his new guitar-like phrasing. "John McLaughlin" is Davis' tribute to the innovative guitarist; "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" is a spooky, visceral melange of funk, blues and third world sources; and Shorter's "Sanctuary" is a moody ballad that builds to a fever pitch. The savage emotional power of BITCHES BREW and Davis' subsequent recordings cries out for a fresh critical reassessment.
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