SXSW Panel To Celebrate 1969 Miles Davis Quintet March 14th


SXSW Panel Celebrates 1969 Line-Up That Predicted The Future of Improvised Music
Thursday, March 14 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB

“Man, I wish this band had been recorded live because it was really a bad motherfucker,” said Miles Davis, legendary trumpeter and bandleader, who managed to shift the course of music several times throughout his career. He was describing his “Lost Quintet” of 1969-70: Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. In fact, the group was recorded – and the proof of their collective magic is now available. With producers of the new Live In Europe 1969, Bootleg, Vol. 2 collection, first-hand accounts from Corea, Miles’s nephew Vince Wilburn Jr.,iconic hip hop duo The Pharcyde, and a rare live video from 1969, we will consider and celebrate the lineup that reflected the fever pitch of the era, and predicted the future of improvised music.

Chick Corea on Miles 1969:

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