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post #556 of 814
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I've only listened to it twice. Maybe it'll grow on me.


Remember Bitches Brew was recorded way back in 1969 so in order to fully appreciate this ground breaking recording you should at least try to recreate some of the heady late 1960s environment that is part and parcel of this recording. To wit: I suggest round up as many of the following items as possible:

 

1) A black light (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_light)

 

2) Some day-glow posters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayglo)

 

3) Really big sunglasses

 

4) A very colorful wardrobe

 

5) Lots of herb

 

and

 

6) Some of this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysergic_acid_diethylamide

 

Hopefully these items will help you to fully understand what Miles was trying to do with Bitches Brew :L3000:

post #557 of 814

I found this on KPLU - nice performance

 

post #558 of 814
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Maybe someday I will appreciate the album for what it is but for now and the last few years it just isn't for me. If you think not liking "bitches brew" is bad wait till you hear this - I don't like The Beatles and never did! Imaging that. I get shocked faces all the time when I pull that one outta the bag. ;)


Not to worry. I've always preferred the Rolling Stones to the Beatles so I know what you mean.

 

By the way, if you are really serious about becoming a true jazz fan then the shocked faces you've seen after stating your dislike of the Beatles are nothing compared to what you'll see once you mention that you like jazz.

 

 

(It should read: "Really? I'm sorry to hear that.")

post #559 of 814
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Not to worry. I've always preferred the Rolling Stones to the Beatles so I know what you mean.

 

By the way, if you are really serious about becoming a true jazz fan then the shocked faces you've seen after stating your dislike of the Beatles are nothing compared to what you'll see once you mention that you like jazz.

 

 

(It should read: "Really? I'm sorry to hear that.")

hahahaha........ I know exactly what you mean. 

post #560 of 814
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hahahaha........ I know exactly what you mean. 


All I can say is be prepared - I've been seeing those shocked looks and hearing the snide comments for over 40 years. Plus if you mention that you really like and enjoy free or avant-garde jazz then the looks and remarks are even worse.

 

Cecil Taylor

 

equals:

 

post #561 of 814

 

Now this is special..

post #562 of 814
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Now this is special..

and completely different than the earlier version.

post #563 of 814
Happy Birthday Miles! Would've been 88 yrs old!
post #564 of 814

I recently got this box :

 

 

(Bill Evans, "Turn out the stars" The Final Village Vanguard Recordings, June 1980, 6CD's)

 

And it sounds phenomenal. The venue is very special, it's crammed, a tiny basement space with not the best acoustic but the atmosphere allows historic performances to take place. And this box is one of them in my book. The sound is relatively close miked for each instrument and not a lot of the room acoustics but nevertheless a great live recording.

post #565 of 814

 

Rudresh Mahanthappa - Gamak

 

This album has briefly been mentioned in this thread before, but Gamak recently won the ECHO jazz award 2014 (Germany's Grammy) for Best International Jazz Group so it deserves revisiting. This record is one of the best new releases I've heard in a while so this clash of a myriad of influenced wrapped around Mahanthappa's wonderful microtonality is truly a rich musical journey which I wholeheartedly recommend to any true fan of jazz.

post #566 of 814

One of my favorite renditions of My Favorite Things is actually part of a little Coltrane meddley in a really good anime (one that focuses a lot around Jazz in general).
Give it a try ;)

post #567 of 814
Thread Starter 

Just picked these up, ignore the King Crimson, I know that isn't jazz, but the other 3 definitely are. 

post #568 of 814
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post
 

Just picked these up, ignore the King Crimson, I know that isn't jazz, but the other 3 definitely are. 

 

:D 


Edited by analogsurviver - 6/19/14 at 1:27pm
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:D 

 the wind cannot hear...........

post #570 of 814
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:D 

Funny I thought this thread was about jazz. Oh well, time to start a new thread.

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