Joe Zawinful

Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew

You can read about Miles Davis and his work in James Kaplan‘s new stunning work from the pinnacle of jazz in the late 1950’s – 3 Shades of Blue: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and the Lost Empire of Cool.

Bitches Brew was released on March 30th, 1970 by Columbia Records. It is now widely regarded as of one greatest jazz albums of all time, as well as being a huge influence on other genres such as rock and various cross-over styles. It has been described as the beginning of Miles Davis’ “electric” style.

The artists working on the recording included Wayne Shorter on soprano saxophone, Dave Holland on bass, Chick Corea on electric piano, and Jack DeJohnette on drums.

Track listing

Disk 1

  • “Pharaoh’s Dance” – written by Joe Zawinul
  • “Bitches Bew” – written by Miles Davis

Disk 2

  • “Spanish Key” – written by Miles Davis
  • “John McLaughlin” – written by Miles Davis
  • “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” – written by Miles Davis
  • “Sanctuary” – written by Wayne Shorter
  • “Feio”

Find out more about Miles Davis and his during the high point of jazz and beyond in 3 Shades of Blue.