Miles Davis – Lonely Fire (1970)

Lonely Fire is recorded 27 January 1970 in Columbia Studio B, and appears on the album Big Fun. Lineup:  Miles Davis – trumpet / Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone / Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet / Khalil Balakrishna – sitar, Indian instruments / Chick Corea – electric piano / Joe Zawinul – electric piano, Farfisa organ / Dave Holland – double bass / Harvey Brooks – Fender … Continue reading Miles Davis – Lonely Fire (1970)

Miles Davis – It’s About That Time (Live) (1970)

From Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970: It’s About that Time, recorded March 7, 1970, at the Fillmore East, NYC. Live at the Fillmore East March 7, 1970: It’s About that Time is a live double album by Miles Davis. Sony Music Entertainment released the album in 2001, although the concert had previously circulated as a bootleg recording. The March 7, 1970 concert … Continue reading Miles Davis – It’s About That Time (Live) (1970)

Anthony Braxton – All The Things You Are (1972)

All The Things You Are is from the album Town Hall 1972 by Anthony Braxton, recorded on 22 May 1972 at Town Hall, NYC For those seeking the deep roots of Anthony Braxton´s numbered series of compositions — numbering close to 200 — this 1972 concert is essential in that it features live recordings of “Composition 1” (for percussionist Jerome Cooper), “Composition 2” (for pianist Frederic Rzewski), and “Composition … Continue reading Anthony Braxton – All The Things You Are (1972)

Dave Holland – Conference Of The Birds (1972)

Conference Of The Birds is the titletrack (last track on side A) on the album by bassist Dave Holland. Conference of the Birds is an album by the Dave Holland Quartet, recorded in 1972 and released in 1973. It is jazz bassist Holland’s second collaboration with composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton, as well as his second album on EMC records. The liner notes describe how birds would congregate … Continue reading Dave Holland – Conference Of The Birds (1972)

Circle – Nefertitti (1971)

This live version of Wayne Shorters composition Nefertitti is the first track on the album Paris Concert by the quartet Circle. Paris Concert is a live album by the short-lived jazz group Cirkle, which consisted of saxophonist Anthony Braxton, pianist Chick Corea, bassist David Holland and drummer Barry Altschul, recorded in 1971 and released on the EMC label. [source] Tracks: Nefertitti / Song For The Newborn / Duet / Lookout Farm / 73° Kalvin (Variation … Continue reading Circle – Nefertitti (1971)

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (full album) (1970)

Bitches Brew is a studio double album by jazz musician Miles Davis, released in April 1970 on Columbia Records. The album continued his experimentation with electric instruments previously featured on his critically acclaimed In a Silent Way album. With the use of these instruments, such as the electric piano and guitar, Davis rejected traditional jazz rhythms in favor of a looser, rock-influenced improvisational style. Bitches Brew was Davis’s first … Continue reading Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (full album) (1970)

Miles Davis – Shhh / Peaceful (1969)

Shhh / Peaceful is side one on In a Silent Way, a studio album by Miles Davis, released July 30, 1969 on Columbia Records. The album was recorded on February 18, 1969 in New York. Incorporating elements of classical sonata form, Macero edited and arranged Davis’s recordings from the session to produce the album. In a Silent Way has been regarded by music writers as Davis’s first fusion recording, … Continue reading Miles Davis – Shhh / Peaceful (1969)