When Miles Davis played the Electric Factory in 1970 (Happy Birthday, Miles)


miles-davis Happy Birthday, Miles Davis, born this day in 1926. On November 17, 1970 Miles played a set at the old Electric Factory with a band that included Davis on trumpet, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Michael Henderson on electric bass, Keith Jarrett on keyboards (electric piano and organ), Gary Bartz on alto and soprano saxophone and Airto Moreira on percussion. Below, watch and listen to some of the tunes they played that night. The video quality is grainy and shot in black and white, however the audio is extremely clear. The show was seven months after the release of the revolutionary and classic forever Bitches Brew and captures some serious funkiness and improvisation of the electric Miles period.



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One Response to “When Miles Davis played the Electric Factory in 1970 (Happy Birthday, Miles)”

  1. Ed Jones

    I remember that. The group that performed ‘Expressway to your heart’ opened. My mom, dad and I had great seats. That was one show that blew my mind. Incidently, Miles had on a powder blue suede outfit w/tied up the side pants and powder blue clog shoes. Great time….EJ

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