Monday, March 20, 2006

Miles Davis - Great Expectations

Apparently Don Cheadle's name keeps coming up as a possiblity to play Miles Davis in a biopic. This, I think, would be an excellent idea. Hopefully they would decide to do the same thing that was done recently with the Ray Charles and Johnny Cash films where they decide to pick an interesting period of his life to portray him instead of trying to cram his whole life story into a 2 1/2 hour film. Which is very hard to do and I think a big mistake as well. Perhaps the late 50's through the early 70's period would be a very interesting time in his career to put on film.

Here is the track Great Expectations which features what sounds like a tamboura, lots of percussion, funky, biting guitar from John McLauglin and of course Miles blowing his trumpet over the top from the amazing Bitches Brew box set. I know people call it jazz-rock or fusion but I don't think those terms do the music any justice at all. What do you think?

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