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