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Bitches Brew: it clicked!

Something about my listen to Bitches Brew yesterday really struck a chord with me, and I definitely enjoyed it more than I have in the past (which is saying something). It inspired me to go out and pick up some more electric Miles today, including the much-hyped Live at the Fillmore East: It’s About That Time (which I’ve wanted ever since I read Dominique’s review at Pitchfork). It’s all good stuff. This live album in particular just cooks all the way through, making the intellectual understanding I feel I lack when it comes to Bitches Brew totally irrelevant. Everything’s just more visceral - one of Miles’ solos in the first set’s “Spanish Key” is just unbelievable, pushing the trumpet way beyond what it should be capable of.

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