Monday, December 29, 2014

Miles on Monday: Live in Paris, 1969

For the final "Miles on Monday" of 2014, we take a trip back in time to November 3, 1969.

That's the date that Davis, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Jack DeJohnette performed two shows at La Salle Playel in Paris, France, showcasing material that would appear on Davis' forthcoming double LP Bitches Brew.

The album, released in April of the following year, proved to be one of Davis' most popular and influential recordings. While there are some compositions repeated between the two shows, seen in the two embedded video windows below, there are enough differences in the performances that staunch Davis fans definitely will want to watch both of them.

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