Special Programming

The Miles Davis Radio Project Episode 5

A Six-hour series highlighting the life, career and influence of jazz legend, Miles Davis.

HOUR #5 — MILES DAVIS-RETIREMENT AND REBIRTH

Hour features interview segments with Guitarist Carlos Santana, African saxophonist Fela Kuti, saxophonist Gary Bartz, producer Tommy DiPuma, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Miles Davis and many others. Hour begins with Miles creation of the Fusion, Jazz/Rock movement and the recordings “In a Silent Way” and “Bitches Brew”. The hour delves into the complex musical, social and personal reasons for Miles move in this direction, then follows Miles through his bizarre retirement 1975 and his return to the music scene in 1980. The hour presents many differing assessments of both the quality and nature of Miles last decade of performing and recording. Hour Theme collages include “African Music and Blues”, “Assessments of Miles music”

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