Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue
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Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue
Miles Davis's performance before 600,000 screaming rock fans at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was the culmination of a remarkable journey. A giant of jazz, Davis by the late '60s started to look in new musical directions; challenged by what he heard in the streets and on the radio -- and especially by Jimi Hendrix's music -- he began to add electric pianos and guitars to his ensembles, incorporating rock and funk rhythms with jazz improvisations. This fusion resulted in masterworks such as 'In a Silent Way' and 'Bitches Brew.' It also resulted in controversy every… More