Grammy Museum Hosts 40th Anniversary Tribute to Bitches Brew

The GRAMMY Museum recently paid tribute to the 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ jazz-funk-rock masterpiece Bitches Brew, which was just released in both deluxe and collector’s box set editions.

Ranked as one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Bitches Brew is widely regarded as his seminal fusion masterpiece which changed the course of music. Recorded at the end of a tumultuous decade (August 1969), Bitches Brew reflected the chaos and beauty of a society stretched (and stressed) to its breaking point. This genre-bending, barrier-smashing double LP would become Miles’ first RIAA gold album. The multi-media presentation honored the true genius of Miles Davis, demonstrating how he seamlessly fuses the classic with the contemporary, and why he continues to generate so much attention nearly two decades after his passing.

The evening was hosted by KKJZ’s Bubba Jackson and also featured jazz great Bennie Maupin (who played on Bitches Brew), recording artist/DJ Henry Rollins, DJ Jeremy Sole (KCRW), KPFK’s Maggie LePique, Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis, representing Miles Davis Properties, LLC) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles, representing Miles Davis Properties, LLC).


PHOTO #1 (Pictured Left to Right): Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis; Don Cheadle; Cheryl Davis daughter of Miles Davis and Erin Davis, son of Miles Davis at The Grammy Museum tribute to the 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis’s seminal fusion masterpiece – Bitches Brew.
Photo Credit: Earl Gibson



PHOTO #2 (Pictured Left to Right): Legendary jazz great Bennie Maupin who performed on Bitches Brew; Don Cheadle; Henry Rollins and KCRW’s DJ Jeremy Sole at the Grammy Museum for the 40thAnniversary tribute to Bitches Brew. Cheadle is leaning on The Genius of Miles Davis mammoth 21-pound trumpet case trove of 8 box sets (totaling 43 CDs and GRAMMY Awards) plus extras – available for pre-order at MilesDavis.com and shipping in September.
Photo Credit: Earl Gibson
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