Friday, September 15, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Album:The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
Miles Davis' influence on jazz and popular music in general is pretty obvious but Bitches Brew was very controversial back in 1969. Today it's still great music and reveals Miles and producer Teo Macero as visionaries. And many of the musicians went on to their own successes. Pharoah's Dance was written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul and he, sax player Wayne Shorter and percussionist Airto Moreira started Weather Report. Guitarist John McLaughlin & drummer Billy Cobham started The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Keyboardist Chick Corea started Return To Forever. It's quite a legacy. The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions is a 4CD box set in a metal box and is part of Columbia/Legacy's continuing efforts to reissue all of Miles Davis' recordings. The original album is on 2CDs and is recommended to all. But you can't dance to it. It was the first jazz album I ever listened to way back when.