Bitches Brew

Bitches Brew

by Miles DavisMiles Davis

CD(Remastered)

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Overview

Few recordings in any musical genre had both the immediate impact and far-reaching effects of Bitches Brew. With this sprawling masterwork, Miles Davis jump-started the fusion jazz era. Although he had begun using elements of R&B and rock on earlier recordings, Bitches Brewwas a radical departure even for Davis. By filling the studio with multiple sets of drummers, bassists, electric keyboardists, and horn players, and then letting them interact freely on sparse formal frameworks, Davis created a busy, thick-textured sound that moved to hypnotic herky-jerky -- or glacially slow -- funk rhythms. Throughout extended tracks, Davis and his handpicked crew -- including guitarist John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Zawinul - - toss about musical phrases rather than fashion conventional rounds of solos. The expansive nature of the project set the tone for Davis's innovative recordings of the 1970s, while its liberating tone set other inquisitive jazz players off on their own musical quests. Where much of the fusion that followed has been swept into the dustbin of history, Bitches Brew still sounds as fresh as tomorrow.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646577424
catalogNumber: 65774
Rank: 2074

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Dave Holland   Bass
Bennie Maupin   Bass Clarinet
John McLaughlin   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Wayne Shorter   Soprano Saxophone
Larry Young   Electric Piano
Lenny White   Drums
Don Alias   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Airto Moreira   Percussion,Cuica
Joe Zawinul   Organ,Electric Piano
Harvey Brooks   Bass,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
Armando Anthony Corea   Electric Piano
Jimmy Riley   Percussion
Jumma Santos   Percussion,Conga,Shaker
Jim Riley   Percussion

Technical Credits

Mati Klarwein   Illustrations
Frank Laico   Engineer
Teo Macero   Producer
Stanley Tonkel   Engineer

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