Friday, August 24, 2007

Miles Davis - Isle of Wight (1970)

After repeatedly watching Miles Davis perform 'Bitches Brew' as presented on this previous post, and egged on by Robert's comments to that posts, I went through a minor Miles Davis obsession, playing electric Miles morning, day and night.

Already owning 'Miles In The Sky', 'Bitches Brew', 'Black Beauty', 'Live-Evil', 'Get Up With It', 'On The Corner' and 'Dark Magus' , I added 'In A Silent Way' and 'Agartha' to my collection, and bought Phil Freeman's 'Running The Voodoo Down. The Electric Music of Miles Davis' to accompany the new acquisitions.

To celebrate, I'm posting Miles Davis's august 29th 1970 concert at the Isle of Wight Festival. Phil Freeman describes the Festival as the definitive death knell for the 1960 counterculture, aggressive hippies gatecrashing the Festival and heckling the performers for not being supportive enough of their violent egoism. Nevertheless, I find Davis's performance, entitled 'Call It Anything' engrossing. The band features Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Bartz, Dave Holland and Airto Moreira.


Robert said...

exceedingly bad-ass


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