Monday, May 12, 2008

Two New Miles Davis Keith Jarrett DVD Releases in Rock Fusion Mode June 2 2008

Ok this isn't rock but i couldnt help myself; Miles Davis, of course was not only the leader of the cool jazz movement (or maybe Dave Brubeck) but single handedly started the jazz rock fusion genre which would eventually dissolve into mainstream pap a la Stanley Turrentine and David Sanborn in the 80's.

Keith Jarret played in Miles's electric band and went on to be one of the most imaginative pianists of his generation (check out the Koln Concert CD)

Spin CD's has announced two new DVD releases by Miles and his brilliant young protoge

1) Miles Davis Quintet - 'Live In Copenhagen & Rome 1969' £11.99 (DVD) "For the first time ever on DVD, two rare Miles Davis concerts filmed in 1969 - one in Stockholm, the other in Rome - soon after the release of the classic "Bitches Brew" album, and only 9 months after the release of "In A Silent Way"..." (w. Keith Jarrett)

2) Keith Jarrett and Miles Davis - 'Directions' £11.99 (DVD) "Three important filmed performances of Keith Jarrett at the beginning of his career: 38 minutes of previously unissued footage of Jarrett with Miles Davis in Turin in 1971, from a rare TV show film - also featuring Gary Bartz, Michael Henderson (b), Leon Chancler (d), Don Alias & JamesForeman (perc.). Plus, another long Jarrett-Miles concert sequence (34 mins) recorded at the Isle of Wight Festival(1970) - also featuring Chick Corea, Gary Bartz, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, & Airto Moreira. With four tracks of Jarrett with the Charles Lloyd Quartet live in San Francisco, in 1968"

Image: Courtesy Columbia

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Miles Davis Rome & Copenhagen DVD does not feature Keith Jarrett. He did not join the group until 1970. Chick Corea is on Fender Rhodes for these concerts.