About the show
Playing tracks by
Miles Davis .
Ok, now this is the big one. Well over an hour of the most amazing music you can hear. Five tunes from five albums in five years from 69 to 74 from the genius of jazz. The man who took rock music head on and made it his own. This aint easy listening. The first two tunes clock in at 17 mins each, and the last at 26 min. When I first heard this music in the early 80s it freaked me out. Now I can't live without hearing an electric Miles album every week or so. This is powerful music made by some of the most awsome musicians to ever work together.
Check out Herbie Hancock. He is all over these recordings, playing Fender Rhodes electric piano for the first time in 1970. Check out John McLaughlin's guitar all over Right Off. Check out Mtume on percussion. Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter,Zawinul Check out the production values of Teo Macero. The man who put all this together, using tape splicing techniques unheard of in the day.
Check out Miles. The man, playing muted trumpet through a gui