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"Miles Davis, Bitches Brew - 2 Disc Set - OBI Mini LP Replica In A CD - Japanese"

Artist: Miles Davis Release Date: Oct 27, 2006 Format: CD Record Label: Sony BMG Number of Discs: 2 Discs UPC: 4547366026726 Genre: Jazz Duration: Album or EP Sub-Genre: Trumpet Special Attributes: Import, Remastered, Special Edition Detailed item info Track listing DISC 1: 1. Pharaoh's Dance 2. Bitches Brew DISC 2: 1. Spanish Key 2. John McLaughlin 3. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down 4. Sanctuary Details Contributing artists: Bennie Maupin, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Larry Young, Wayne Shorter Producer: Teo Macero Distributor: MSI Music Distribution Recording type: Studio Recording mode: Stereo SPAR Code: n/a Album notes 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. Editorial reviews Included in Q's Best Jazz Albums of All Time. Q (04/01/1999) ...Miles' music continues to grow in its beauty, subtlety and sheer magnificence...these chaps have discovered a new way to cook... Rolling Stone (05/28/1970) Ranked #94 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time - ...The word 'fusion' was never big enough to describe the visceral thrill of these explosive studio explorations and the pioneering tape-edit wizardry of producer Ted Macero... Rolling Stone (12/11/2003) 4 stars out of 5 -- [T]he pitch-shifting echoes at the start of the title track seemingly drift into infinity. Down Beat Any one of these singular extrapolations can still transport you light-years away from reality in a heartbeat. -- Grade: A Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- It singlehandedly gave birth to the jazz-rock fusion movement and changed jazz forever. Record Collector 5 stars out of 5 -- [I]t took electricity seriously, celebrating noise and fury in a way that only served to accentuate the spiritual magnificence within. Mojo 4 stars out of 5 -- [A] beautiful, scary, oceanic melding of studio-manipulated sounds that bridges the gap between modal jazz, hypnotic funk and Hendrix-side proto-metal... Uncut
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