Miles Davis ∞ Bitches Brew

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Disc One:
1. Pharaoh’s Dance
2. Bitches Brew

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Disc Two:
1. Spanish Key
2. John McLaughlin
3. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
4. Sanctuary

download: disc 1 | disc 2 | buy

Not much can really be said about Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew, unless it’s critical acclaim about the genius of this record. Free jazz at it’s finest, Miles Davis and group of ragtag jazz musicians have put forth a record for the history books. Just the amount of new sound and styles that ooze out of this album is nearly mind blowing. Genres mix and mingle as if they were all friends at some crazy night club just chilling out, having full conversations with each other. The din of the crowd makes for incredible music, and revolutionary as well. But enough of my boring rant, because what is more interesting is the record itself. During the recording session, the musicians were merely given a tempo, mood, and a basic melody. There are parts in the songs where the voice of Davis is heard giving directions to some of the musicians. They basically created a new genre of jazz with this record, and we can tell from the use of a heavy rhythm section all of the brilliant uses of genre being molded and transformed from one to another. Typical jazz would suddenly turn to a rock pattern back to jazz then on to something else. The unexpectedness and brilliance of the music constantly keeps you along for the ride and doesn’t let up until the last seconds. Just listen for yourself.

5/5

UPDATE: Disc 1 Download link is now fixed.
UPDATE 2: Disc 2 download link is now fixed.

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~ by Babaganoosh on April 3, 2008.

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