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Monday August 25, 2014

When the iconic Miles Davis again took American music into new directions with his groundbreaking album Bitches Brew, people took immediate notice of the jazz-rock fusion masterpiece. However, not all of Miles’ fans liked this pioneering blending of jazz with rock and African rhythms into a new, sometimes funky, concoction. I was one of the many who embraced the innovative sound of “Brew,” released in April 1970. In my own collection, Bitches Brew, A Tribute to Jack Jackson, On The Corner, and Miles’ other seminal jazz-fusion albums rest comfortably with his earlier classics, Birth of The Cool, Kind of Blue, and Sketches of Spain.

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