26.5.13

Miles Davis, sellout or genius? / James Mtume v. Stanley Crouch



Music legend James Mtume and cultural critic Stanley Crouch debate jazz great Miles Davis' "Electric Period" at the Amistad Center for Art and Culture in Hartford, Connecticut.

/////"Miles Davis' (Electric-Era, 1968–75) influences included late-1960s acid rock and funk artists such as Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix, many of whom he met through Betty Mabry (later Betty Davis), a young model and songwriter Davis married in September 1968 and divorced a year later. The musical transition required that Davis and his band adapt to electric instruments in both live performances and the studio." (source)/////






Originally Posted 1/29/2011