KEN PRUE PRESENTS
FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES
WEEK 4: BITCHES BREW TO TUTU, ELECTRIC MILES

MARCH 22 • 7pm

Legendary as a kind of line in the sand challenging jazz fans during the ascendance of electric, psychedelic rock, "In a Silent Way" (Colombia Records, 1969) hinted at the repetitive polyrhythms Davis would employ throughout the early '70s. It also partook generously of electric piano and bass tonal colourings previously explored in acoustic settings, but "In a Silent Way" and the subsequent "Bitches Brew" and "Live Evil" recordings remains a clearly electric jazz record, part ambient color exploration, part rock-inflected energy and vibe, and part outright maverick creativity. Long, breathy solos would be a feature of this era, glistening against his new groups' strange admixture of musical moods.  Miles would stay on this "electric" path right in to the '80's, continually exploring these textures with newer and younger generations of musicians.

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Brownman Ali - electric trumpet (National Jazz Award winner)
Dave Riddel - electric guitar (Socialist Night School)
Nick Maclean - rhodes & synths (Snaggle / Robert Ball)
Sean Dennis - 6-string electric bass (Brownman Electryc Trio)
David Steinmetz - drums (Ali Bros / Funny Funk)

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The first set tonight will focus on the "Bitches Brew" 70's era... the second set will emphasize the "Tutu" 80's ideologies.

Tickets are $25 + service charge and HST at Vic Hall Box Office 905-372-2210.
Performace at The Loft, 201 Division Street, Cobourg.



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