September 11, 2010 1:48 am

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Miles Davis

Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

 

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IN Music

(Sony)

5 star rating

When Miles Davis recorded Bitches Brew in 1970, he wanted to capture the potency of rock and R’n’B for jazz. He did so, brilliantly, and the stark themes, funky riffs and swirl of percussion and keyboards remain pregnant with high-energy menace.

Bursting with new ideas, it still sounds vibrant and edgy, as Teo Macero’s subtle cut-and-paste production allowed unfettered solos to materialise from the background mist. This edition adds remixes and vinyl to the original 94 minutes of music. Two newly released concerts, one on DVD, justify the price.

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