Electric Miles Davis Special with The Incredible Kid

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Sun, 03/07/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

When Miles Davis went electric at the end of the sixties it both alienated a huge swath of his jazz audience and also attracted a massive new audience from the funk and rock worlds which drew cries of "sell out." As this two-hour special shows, while Miles' electric period can be challenging and opaque, it is far from a concession to commercial interests. While Miles is known for his classic quintets, during his electric period he piled on bassists and drummers topped off with torrents guitar noise, intent on creating a groove experience inspired by Sly Stone, James Brown and Jimi Hendrix, listening interests Miles picked up from his young second wife Betty Davis. Miles made it clear be wanted his music to be listened to by the Black youth, but Columbia records failed to market this material to his intended audience and much of this material fell on uncomprehending ears at the time. How will yours fare when Miles turns it up to eleven?

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:01
    Artist
    Miles Davis
    Song
    Bitches Brew
    Album
    Bitches Brew
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
  • Time
    8:30
    Artist
    Miles Davis
    Song
    Right Off
    Album
    A Tribute to Jack Johnson
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
  • Time
    8:59
    Artist
    Miles Davis
    Song
    What I Say
    Album
    Live-Evil
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
  • Time
    9:23
    Artist
    Miles Davis
    Song
    Black Satin
    Album
    On the Corner
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
  • Time
    9:30
    Artist
    Miles Davis
    Song
    Lonely Fire
    Album
    Big Fun
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
  • Time
    9:54
    Artist
    Miles Davis
    Song
    Rated X
    Album
    Get Up With It
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy

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