CMJ Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew with Special Tribute Panel

CMJ Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis' Jazz-Funk-Rock Masterpiece Bitches Brew, Ranked As One of Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time," With Special Tribute Panel Featuring Musical Alumni

WHO: Moderator - Ashley Kahn, noted music historian/author
Panelist – Lenny White (drummer – Bitches Brew)
Panelist – Wallace Roney (Miles Davis alumni; Bitches Brew 40th Re-mix)
Panelist – Raydar Ellis (Pioneering hip hop scholar, Berklee Professor)
Panelist – Erin Davis ( Miles Davis, Miles Davis Properties, LLC)
Panelist - Vince Wilburn ( Miles Davis, Miles Davis Properties, LLC)


*And Special Guests...

WHAT: MILES DAVIS – BITCHES BREW 40TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE PANEL

This historic panel celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis' jazz-funk-rock-fusion masterpiece, ranked as one of Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time." The panel features iconic Bitches Brew musicians along with the immediate family of Miles Davis, who will demonstrate how Miles seamlessly fuses the classic with the contemporary -- and why he continues to generate so much attention nearly two decades after his passing

WHERE: NYU – KIMMEL CENTER – ROOM 905-907
WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010 / 11 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
COMMENTS: Internationally renowned icon Miles Davis is one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in the history of music.

The landmark album Bitches Brew marks one of many times that Miles Davis changed music. It is often heralded as a cornerstone of fusion, but Miles never paid much attention to labels. Obviously intrigued by rock instrumentation, this brooding masterpiece showcases the man with the horn doing what he did best, stretching boundaries and confounding expectations. Hear how the music evolved during the sessions and in the mixing and editing process. Explore this pivotal moment in Miles' discography. Drummer Lenny White, who played on Bitches Brew, will share personal insight about this historic recording. For more information on Miles Davis, please visit official website www.milesdavis.com.

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