Miles Davis Electric – A Different Kind Of Blue Part 4-7 (English Subtitles)

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When he released “Bitches Brew” in 1970, Miles Davis opened up a new angle to jazz which stirred up emotions like no other record before. Some critics accused Davis of selling out, while the public bought it like crazy. It is one of the most examined albums of all time, even garnering a box set of the sessions. To date, “Bitches Brew” is one of the top selling jazz albums of all time. “Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue” examines the next step in the creative process…performing these songs live. The 1970 Isle of Wight featured an array of performers from The Who to Jethro Tull to Joni Mitchell. With improvisation playing a big role in the performance, the band (Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz and Dave Holland) had to be “on”, yet ready to change on the fly. Directed by award-winning producer Murray Lerner, “Miles Electric” sits down with several of the performers who played with Miles, interspersed with his 1970 Isle of Wight performance, as well as artists such as Carlos Santana and Joni Mitchell, who describe the impact Miles Davis had towards music.

Comments posted (15)

What’s the concert called at 5:32 ????? PLEASE!!!!!!

Mtume and Pete Cosey are the coolest

1:20 Jazz- as in ‘getjazz movin’ get youre ass moving. ‘Getch ass’ ‘Get Jazz’ Got it? Gone.

Miles macked electricity like one of his women, completely. This music requires one to leave thier egos at the door. Some people dont know what that means and will never get this. Oh well , I’m all over it.

bob beldon is such a dork. bob bellend more like

I can relate to why Mtume, Pete Cosey, Miles and many others would want to distance themselves from being defined as ‘jazz’. Creativity, like life, is an infinite journey and any time you label something, you’re in danger of building artificial parameters and limitations upon the creative process. To say that the music ‘wasn’t jazz’ isn’t an insult, yet in fact it seemed that much of Miles 70s work dug more into the primal essence of the music more than if he was playing, say, neo-bop/modal.

@epersonmusic Yes! Corky’s images are great and would work brilliantly.

They really should make a cartoon from those Corky McCoy images at 4:27 …
it would be the shit!! LOL

Man, something tells me that MTUME is one HELL of a story-teller. Very articulate and very down-to-earth.

the greatest musician of our time

Marcus Miller!!

I Love Miles! Anyway, Anytime, Always and Forever!

sweet stuff…

Hey mrgone78,
Thanks, it is an awesome documentary indeed.
I will upload the rest when i get home later.


hey thanks a lot for all these 4 videos so far!!! great stuff! could you post some more?


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