Some brew to toast Miles Davis’ birthday
Happy 85th birthday, Miles Davis.
I don’t usually post the better part of concerts on the blog, but given the occasion, I’ll make an exception. Here’s a 2006 concert in New York in which saxophonist Bob Belden, trumpeter Tim Hagans, keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matt Garrison and drummer Guy Licata and tuntablist DJ Logic performed the music of Bitches Brew.
If you’d like to play the music independent of the videos, it can be found on the recently released disc Asiento, on RareNoise Records. (FYI, Belden’s group goes by the name Animation.)
Last August, Columbia released two deluxe Bitches Brew sets, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Davis double-LP’s release. Included with both sets was a DVD of a previously unissued Davis quintet performance in Copenhagen in November 1969. Here’s the promo clip for the anniversary set.