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Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (Numbered Hybrid 2 x SACD)

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Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (Numbered Hybrid 2 x SACD)

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (Numbered Hybrid 2 x SACD)

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Monumental Miles Davis Double Album Is a Signpost for Jazz Fusion: Psychedelic Bitches Brew Ignores Convention, Pursues Funk and Rock Via Innovative Rhythms and Groundbreaking Configurations

Otherworldly Sonics: Mobile Fidelity's Numbered-Edition Hybrid 2x SACD Set Presents the Uncompromising 1970 Work with Extraordinary Dynamics, Detail, and Depth 

“Listen to This.” As the original working title for Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, the instruction and invitation resonates to this day as the best way to approach a record that shattered conventions, altered music history, and, more than 40 years later, still sounds far ahead of its time. The aural Mount Rushmore of jazz fusion, Bitches Brew is rightly ranked by virtually every press outlet among the 100 greatest albums ever made. Sewn together with vibrant colors, voodoo textures, and ethereal moods, the 1970 landmark emerges with supreme detail and nonpareil feeling on Mobile Fidelity’s definitive 2x SACD set.

Having established new possibilities for studio-recording techniques, Bitches Brew can now be experienced to maximum degree by way of this SACD set that widens and deepens the soundstage, opens up separation between instruments, and broadens the dynamic range. If ever a jazz album can be said to have gone to outer space and back, this is it.

Davis conceived Bitches Brew by having the musicians stand in a semi-circle, where he pointed at them with vague directions for tempo, solos, and cues. The collective improvisation and interplay spawned a galaxy of melodies and grooves that were later spliced together by producer Teo Macero. Here, these distinct creations take shape with utmost realism. This double SACD envelops you in expansive tonal blankets. Compositions stretch across jet-black backgrounds and paint abstract canvasses on par with those of Axis: Bold As Love and Abraxas. Juxtaposed percussion, loose jams, and melodic segues explode with impressionistic verve.

Gathering a Hall of Fame-worthy lineup of musicians and tweaking it according to his desires, Davis follows through on his idea to “put together the greatest rock and roll band you ever heard” on Bitches Brew. Central to his proposition is the presence of two (and sometimes three) drummers and two bassists, a tactical move that thrusts rhythms into a central focus. Akin to the futuristic album cover art, the drum-driven suites head toward distant universes and uncharted territories—at once hypnotizing and grooving, charting maverick adventures with quixotic rock, funk, and R&B elements.

Conceptually, Davis described Bitches Brew as “a novel without words” and “an incredible journey of pain, joy, sorrow, hate, passion, and love.” The vast psychedelic expanses of warped echoes, liquid reverb, and tape loops confirm such ambitious contrasts of light and dark, fear and hope. Yet the most absolute characteristic of this watershed effort lies in how it resists definitive interpretation and encourages free thought—the very principles with which Davis conceived the everlasting beauty and fascination that is Bitches Brew.

1. Pharaoh’s Dance
2. Bitches Brew
3. Spanish Key
4. John McLaughlin
5. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
6. Sanctuary
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