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Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (The Complete Sessions) (4 CD Boxset) £17.99 delivered @ Base

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Didn't think you could get hold of this anymore - especially at this price. Next cheapest available I can find is £36.99 at HMV and selling for up to £70 elsewhere Among the most controversial reco…
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[mod] 6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
Didn't think you could get hold of this anymore - especially at this price. Next cheapest available I can find is £36.99 at HMV and selling for up to £70 elsewhere

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 drawupon elements of popular culture, without mitigating its spirit of spontaneous invention. Much as Ornette Coleman's THESHAPE 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. Davisemployed the Electric Flag's Harvey Brooks to double up with upright bassist Dave Holland on the Fender bass, and he isthe 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" isa 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.

Disc: 1
1. Pharaoh's Dance
2. Bitches Brew
3. Spanish Key
4. John McLaughlin
Disc: 2
1. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
2. Sanctuary
3. Great Expectations
4. Orange Lady
5. Yaphet
6. Corrado (Previously Unissued)
Disc: 3
1. Trevere
2. The Big Green Serpent (Previously Unissued)
3. The Little Blue Frog (Alternate Take)
4. The Little Blue Frog
5. Lonely Fire
6. Guinnevere
Disc: 4
1. Feio
2. Double Image (Previously Unissued)
3. Recollections
4. Take It Or Leave It (Previously Unissued)
5. Double Image
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#1
Now that's what I call niche. Good find.
#2
Try and get a hold of " In a silent way" album....I recorded my version from scratchy vinyl... what an album hepcats!
#3
Jazz..............mmmmmmm..............nice.........
#4
This is a brilliant, brilliant LP cant recommend it enough. its anything but mmm jazz beard stroke type jazz. A seminal Modern Jazz LP. Do your ears and brain a favor, stick it in the car and let it work its magic on you, it wont have the instant "appeal" of Lady Blah Blah but it will get into you and stay there (in a good way).
#5
This is a brilliant album. Cheers!
#6
castortroy
Try and get a hold of " In a silent way" album....I recorded my version from scratchy vinyl... what an album hepcats!



Is this the album you are talking about?

Miles Davis: The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions

Tracks:

CD 1
1. Mademoiselle Mabry
2. Frelon Brun
3. Two Faced
4. Dual Mr. Anthony Tillmon Williams Process
5. Splash
6. Splashdown

CD 2
1. Ascent
2. Directions I
3. Directions II
4. Shhh/Peaceful
5. In A Silent Way (rehearsal)
6. In A Silent Way
7. It's About That Time

CD 3
1. The Ghetto Walk
2. Early Minor
3. Shhh/Peaceful (LP Version)
4. In A Silent Way/It's About That Time (LP Version)

Personel:
Miles Davis: Trumptet
Wayne Shorter: Saxophone
Herbie Hancock: Electric Piano
Chick Corea: Electric Piano
Josef Zawinul: Electric Piano and Organ
John McLaughlin: Guitar
Dave Holland: Bass
Tony Williams: Drums
Joe Chambers - Drums
Jack DeJohnette - Drums, Tambourine
Teo Macero - Tambourine, Producer
#7
Like fingernails on a blackboard
1 Like #8
castortroy
Try and get a hold of " In a silent way" album....I recorded my version from scratchy vinyl... what an album hepcats!


You can download the "In a silent way" album from Amazon for £1.38 (it is available as two tracks - presumably the A side and B side of the LP)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/In-A-Silent-Way/dp/B001I5IX28/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1274170498&sr=8-1
#9
Try as I might, I've never managed to enjoy this album.
#10
does it come with a beret and goatee beard?
#11
Brilliant brilliant album - no goatee or beret needed.

Oh and 2% quidco as well.
#12
bitches brew and in a silent way are great boxsets

what i would like is a reasonably priced copy of the complete on the corner sessions on cd to replace my mp3s

i have most of the other boxsets, as i got a few cheap a few years ago and then picked up a few in sales on hmv. there is a giganormous box that has all the boxsets together which is about 255 cds or something stupid. i must have near 100 miles cds myself, mostly studio stuff too. and he's not even my favourite artist!
#13
agree got most of is stuff, nearly all the box sets too.....only got this one as a 2cd set.......At the min that is.....
#14
I heard on Radio Scotland when MD played in Glasgow, he turned his back on the audience. He saw only white faces in the crowd. Rascist pig. Anyway, love his music, a true innovator. For Children of the Zone psych jazz, try Dark Magus - great guitar - he told the player to vamp like his ma had died. Weird spud.

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