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Miles Davis fans have long debated the truth of a near mythological session recorded in Studios B and E at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios on May 14th and 20th, 1969. The landmark session was produced by Miles and Teo Macero and featured Davis's wife Betty on vocals, accompanied by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, John McLaughlin and Herbie Hancock (other players included Harvey Brooks, Billy Cox, Wayne Shorter, and Larry Young).
These historic sessions predate Miles' revolutionary album Bitches Brew, and are considered the true birth of his jazz-rock explorations, as well as the roots of Betty's groundbreaking mid-1970s Funk albums.
Unique, fresh, and futuristic - featuring Jazz heavyweights playing Psychedelia, Rock, and Fusion (long before the term became commonplace) - the songs include Betty originals and covers of classics by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Cream.
Additionally included is the re-release of a 1968 Columbia single, recorded in October 1968 at Columbia Studios in Los Angeles. The session featured South African maverick Hugh Masekela on trumpet and arrangements, plus members of Jazz-Funk pioneers The Crusaders.
CD in digipak including informative booklet.
1. Hangin' Out
2. Politician Man
3. Down Home Girl
4. Born On The Bayou
5. I'm Ready, Willing & Able (Take 1)
6. I'm Ready, Willing & Able (Take 9)
7. It's My Life (Alternate Take)
8. Live, Love, Learn
9. My Soul Is Tired