Τρίτη, 13 Ιουλίου 2010

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

Every time we want to refer to Jazz, we ought to think about Miles Davis. Great artist, without doubt, he was a pioneer! Many of the albums that he released, they played a remarkable role in the jazz field.

One of these wonderful albums is "Bitches Brew". It's a studio double album, released in April 1970 on Columbia Records. The album continued Davis' experimentation with electric instruments previously featured on his critically acclaimed "In a Silent Way" album. With the use of these instruments, such as the electric piano and guitar, Davis rejected traditional jazz rhythms in favor of a looser, rock influenced improvisational style.

Bitches Brew was Davis' first gold record, selling more than half a million copies. Upon release, it received a mixed response, due to the album's unconventional style and revolutionary sound. Later, "Bitches Brew" gained recognition as one of jazz's greatest albums and a progenitor of the jazz rock genre, as well as a major influence on rock and funk musicians. In 1998, Columbia Records released "The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions", a four disc box set that included the original album as well as the studio sessions through February 1970.

Recording sessions took place at Columbia's 30th Street Studio over the course of three days in August 1969. Despite his reputation as a "cool", melodic improviser, much of Davis's playing on this album is aggressive and explosive, often playing fast runs and venturing into the upper register of the trumpet. His closing solo on "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" is particularly noteworthy in this regard. Davis composed most of the music on the album. The two important exceptions were the complex "Pharaoh's Dance" (composed by Joe Zawinul) and the ballad "Sanctuary" (composed by Wayne Shorter)...

2 σχόλια:

berenice είπε...

ahh dear Diatton, i love your musical taste, i have this album here at work on CD which has that bonus track not included on the original release "Feio", this is a great experimental album, when i want to get lost from the world, i listen to it and get immersed in another world! thank you for your great posts on great music!

Diatton είπε...

So, you also have the album dear Berenice, as you wrote me! Thank you that you are a very good reader of my blog...

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