Bitch's Brew, released in early 1970, marked a milestone in the multi faceted career of one Miles Davis. It likewise spoke to an entire generation of "fusion" listeners and creative musicians. From it's two disc 94 minute mix evolved many strange, intoxicating, and innovative brews. The set was so original that it will never be duplicated. Nor should it. But this album contributed much to the future of Fusion. For artists from numerous genres were driven to creative heights in attempting to reproduce the spiritual essense, intensity, and improvisational forces evoked by it's content. It is with this same spirit that I name this page Bitch's Brew.
A word to the wise. Catch the Monkey. That's Wise Monkey Orchestra. Tenor man Dave Ellis, charter member of the Charlie Hunter Trio, has played and recorded with them. Is it Jazz? Fusion, Free Form, or pure Funk? You decide. Go to Jazz Notes for more information. And check out mrlee.comfor an excellent journal of the WMO.
Chick Corea's four decade career is the stuff of jazz lore - an amalgamation of influential, limit-stretching musical experiences which have filled many a page in 20th century music history encyclopedias. For his new Stretch Records release, 'Past, Present & Futures', the innovative pianist has formed The Chick Corea New Trio. His first trio recording in 10 years.
This twelve minute video documentary about the new recording, features The Chick Corea New Trio, including interviews with members of the group as well as performance footage.