Big Fun

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Big Fun

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Featuring Harvey Brooks, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Sonny Fortune, Al Foster, Steve Grossman, Herbie Hancock, Michael Henderson, Dave Holland, Bennie Maupin, John McLaughlin, Airto Moreira, Wayne Shorter, Larry Young, and Joe Zawinul

This collection of previously unreleased material coming from Miles' early electric period is nevertheless a very rewarding listening experience. In additon to presenting outtakes from the Bitches Brew, On the Corner and Jack Johnson sessions, the Zawinul-composed track "Great Expectations" marked the first time that Miles incorporated Indian stringed instruments (electric sitar and tambura) into the mix. (An edit of the track was actually released as a single!) Adding these colors to a group that already included some of the most versatile musicians in the world created a staggeringly diverse musical palate for Miles to paint from. In addition, since versions of many of these recordings served as the basis of many earlier Miles Davis recordings, it is fascinating to hear the raw materials and evaluate the performances prior to the tracks being used to create the musical collages that were typical of this period.

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