Thursday, January 13, 2005

DVD Review

Miles Davis - Miles Electric: Another Kind of Blue - This DVD is an excellent mix of interview footage with a 38 minute performance video of the Davis band live in concert at the 1970 Isle of Wight pop festival. The band played before 600,000 people... the set of music is interesting, as the band was in transition from a "jazzy" outfit with members like Dave Holland and Keith Jarrett to a more "funky" outfit, with future additions of bassist Michael Henderson and Pete Cosey. The interviews are quite illuminating as well, with lengthy question and answer sessions with Miles electric stalwarts like Herbie Hancock and Gary Bartz along with Miles admirers like Carlos Santana and Joni Mitchell. This is highly recommended to fans of Davis' electric period.

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