When Marcus Miller tapped young trumpet sensation Christian Scott to re-interpret Miles Davis for a new spin on the classic "Tutu" album, both men seemed undaunted by the task at hand.
"Christian’s had hit records, he’s a forward looking guy and he knows his history," said Miller, in praise of the 27-year-old Scott.
Meanwhile, New Orleans native Scott, heralded as the architect of a new genre of neo-jazz fusion, took it all in his stride.
Miles performing during his 1973 spring tour which would generate the "Dark Magus" and "In Concert" albums. "Dark Magus" would later be named one of the 50 Heaviest Albums of All Time according to Q Magazine. More information available at http://bit.ly/milesweeklypic4
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release of Bitches Brew, Miles Davis' 1970 paradigm-shifting landmark fusion breakthrough, Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has created its own 'Bitches Brew' - a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root, a gustatory analog to Miles' masterpiece.
Today is Miles Davis' 84th Birthday! And to celebrate, we are giving you a look at Miles playing "Bitches Brew" from the November 1969 Copenhagen show, the full show which can be seen on the DVD contained in the 40th Anniversary Editions of Bitches Brew, which hits stores on August 31. Pre-Order either of these versions today, and have it at your home on release date!
Nels Cline, currently the leading guitarist for the alternative rock band Wilco talks about his experience of Miles Davis music.Listen to the Miles Davis Podcast on JazzOnline.com
Bitches Brew, Miles Davis' groundbreaking double-LP of 1969, whose 40th anniversary will be celebrated with two separate retail packages, both released August 31st, but can be Pre-Ordered now:
• Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition (a three-disc set, comprising two CDs that contain the original 94-plus minutes of music, remixed from the original 8-track master tapes in 1988 by Mark Wilder, plus several bonus cuts; and a DVD that contains a previously unissued concert performance by the Miles Davis Quintet filmed in Copenhagen, November 1969)
For nearly six decades, jazz musician, composer, arranger, producer, band leader and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Miles Dewey Davis III has embodied all that is cool... The list of band members in Miles' groups reads like a Who's Who of jazz musicians and Miles Davis's 1959 recording, "Kind Of Blue" continues to be one of the best selling jazz recordings of all time.