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Beyond Brew

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Those musicians involved with Bitches Brew became stars in their own right. This chapter focuses on Davis’s career and personal life shortly after the album came out and how Bitches Brew became the ... More


Aftermath

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the marketing behind Bitches Brew and its response from the media, critics, and fans once the album was released. Davis was now forty-three and wanting to remain relevant. In ... More


Development

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

To many critics and fans, Bitches Brew appeared to have come out of nowhere. His transition from being a “jazz” artist to a “popular” artist parallels the drastic transition Bob Dylan made from being ... More


Music

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides a complete day to day account of the Bitches Brew sessions. Although Davis conducted his rehearsals for Bitches Brew loosely, his concepts were well developed. He had specific ... More


Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Victor Svorinich

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Bitches Brew was released, it was not just another jazz album, but a major single event, with ramifications rippling over the next forty-plus years. Not only did Miles Davis change the face of ... More


Preparation

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the preparations Miles Davis took to record Bitches Brew. Davis was obsessed with getting the right musicians and instrumentation. As a result, his final roster was mainly ... More


Post-Production

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the complex post-production process of Bitches Brew. Miles Davis utilized state-of-the-art recording equipment, massive editing work, and a variety of special effects to get his ... More


Miles in 3-D: Images of Bitches Brew

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Using new commentary from the people behind the lens blended with revealing photographs, this chapter examines the visual narrative of Bitches Brew. Although the sessions were never shot, Miles Davis ... More


Jazz and Jazz-Rock Fusion

in Genre in Popular Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226350370
eISBN:
9780226350400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350400.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter addresses the different dimensions of the jazz network in the mid 1950s. Jazz has appealed to cosmopolitan sensibilities and had shifting centers throughout its history, whereas country ... More


Climate

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bitches Brew was not created in a void. This chapter illustrates how Davis coincided with the emerging status of African-Americans in late-60s America. The innovations of artists such as Jimi ... More


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