Electric Miles

Howdy hi ya’ll,

Many appyollyogies to anyone who wanted to read some ArmsUp/SnowDove stuff yesterday.   I was being lazy and overwhelmed with homework.  But I’m back on track today and I’ve got some interesting stuff to talk about.

Some of you might know that my first love of music was for Jazz which changed through high school to the golden age of rock and then into the ‘indie scene‘ I live in now.  But as of late I’ve revisited my Jazz roots and have been looking so much closer at the Fusion era that was so tasty yet so overwhelming for a young high school student.

First up is my favorite jazz musician of ALL time Miles Davis.  I just recently got a dvd from the library documenting Miles’ transition from the jazz of the 60s to his controversial electronic jazz in the 70s and 80s.  The question has come up on the NewRockstar Blog about Kanye’s risque move to singing.  The same question was raised when Bob Dylan decided to plug in and it was there when Miles pluged in his band in 1969.

The thing is, Miles made it work.  Bitches Brew was the best selling jazz album ever at the time.  Miles gathered an entirely new market to the jazz world, namely that of rock loving youth who were in love with bands like The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and The Beatles.

Here is a success story if you’ve ever needed to see one.  Miles Davis Band at the Isle of Wight Concert 1970.


p.s.”Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”


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  1. damn, I can’t view your illegal video…

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