We continue to observe Miles Davis’ birthday (May 26, 1926) on Long Play on the Nightside with Andy O’.

“Right Off”  (26:53)
Miles Davis…from the album  “A Tribute to Jack Johnson featuring…Miles Davis-trumpet, Herbie Hancock-organ, John McLaughlin-electric guitar, Steve Grossman-soprano sax, Billy Cobham-drums, Michael Henderson-electric bass.

Recorded April 7th,1970. Originally this cut started from bored sidemen jamming in Bb (Bflat don’t use this in parentheses bit) on a Sly Stone riff and becomes side one of the album. It was in tribute to the Boxer Jack Johnson and becomes an iconic se

“Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” (14:04)
Miles Davis “Bitches Brew” recorded August 20, 1969, featuring Miles Davis-trumpet, Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Bennie Maupin on bass clarinet, John McLaughlin on electric guitar, Joe Zawinul on electric piano, Chick Corea on electric piano, Dave Holland on bass, Harvey Brooks 0n Fender bass, Don Alias on drums, Jack DeJohnette 0n drums, Juma Santos-congas.

Miles presented musical sketches of this piece to his band and letting them jam and then editing as the recorded was able to set the Jazz world on it’s ear and showed just how powerful this music could be.

Long Play, a deep dive during the last hour of The Nightside into the music that time forgot.

Tune in to The Nightside with Andy O’ on Sunday night, May 23, from 8 to midnight.

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