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Bitches Brew

Davis, Miles. CD - 1999 CD Jazz Davis Bitches 1999 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.9 out of 5

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Call Number: CD Jazz Davis Bitches 1999
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Columbia/Legacy: C2K 65774 (CK 65775--CK 65776).
Originally released in 1970.
Compact disc.
Program notes by Ralph J. Gleason and Bob Belden (25 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Pharaoh's dance / Joe Zawinul (20:05) -- Bitches brew / Miles Davis (26:58) -- Spanish key / Miles Davis (17:32) -- John McLaughlin / Miles Davis (4:22) -- Miles runs the voodoo down / Miles Davis (14:01) -- Sanctuary / Wayne Shorter (10:56) -- Feio / Wayne Shorter (11:49).
Miles Davis, trumpet ; Wayne Shorter, soprano saxophone ; Bennie Maupin, bass clarinet (1st-5th and 7th works) ; Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Larry Young (1st and 3rd works), electric piano ; John McLaughlin, guitar ; Dave Holland, bass/electric bass ; Harvey Brooks, electric bass (1st-3rd and 5th works) ; Lenny White (1st-4th works), Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham (7th work), drums ; Don Alias, congas, drums (1st-6th works) ; Jumma Santos (Jim Riley), shaker, congas (1st-6th works) ; Airto Moreira, cuica, percussion (7th work).


Revolutionary Jazz submitted by kernelenchilada on July 9, 2013, 1:25pm This is Miles' response to the onslaught of electric instruments and the birth of rock n roll. He assembles an all-star group, often doubling up on drums, bass, and electric keys to put out a sound that is out of this world.

As a bass clarinetist, I am partial to Bennie Maupin's eerie tones and moody atmospheric wailings on the bass clarinet, but this is only one piece of the puzzle. This album needs to be listened to start to finish and with the first two tracks clocking in at over 25 minutes each, it is no easy feat but well worth it!

5 out of 5 stars

Building Sense Out of Chaos submitted by Meginator on July 4, 2020, 12:15pm This album kicks off by building an eerie mood out of traditional jazz forms and techniques, breathing life and purpose into loosely structured music. These tracks feel more complex than some of Davis’s earlier work, more expansive and more experimental but no less musical or effective. In one sense, this album is an exercise in building sense out of musical chaos, as the musicians create rhythm and flow out of seemingly disjointed sounds. Also interesting is the use of electric instruments, including piano and guitar, that provide a different edge to the music that isn’t present in Davis’s earlier albums. Altogether, this represents an interesting artistic evolution from one of jazz’s most inventive pioneers. It’s a classic album worth revisiting time and again, important in the grand scheme of musical history yet also satisfying.

Masterpiece submitted by jibkidder on June 13, 2022, 10:38am Absolute peak Miles on this one, what a guy. Complete vibe out, as singular as Captain Beefheart, as talented as Mozart.

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New York, NY : Columbia/Legacy, [1999]
Year Published: 1999
Description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Format: CD

Shorter, Wayne.
Maupin, Bennie.
Zawinul, Josef, 1932-
Corea, Chick.
Young, Larry, 1940-
McLaughlin, John, 1942-
Holland, Dave, 1946-
Brooks, Harvey, 1944-
White, Lenny,
DeJohnette, Jack.
Cobham, Billy.
Alias, Don.
Santos, Jumma.
Moreira, Airto.

Jazz -- 1961-1970.
Trumpet music (Jazz)