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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday July 11th, 2012 with Rob Bitschofsky
Miles Davis vs. Rock, circa 1970

In late 1969, jazz trumpet legend Miles Davis told Rolling Stone magazine that he could "put together the greatest rock 'n' roll band you ever heard". Between February and June, he just might have pulled it off. The music he recorded in those months became the basis for the seminal 1970 soundtrack "A Tribute to Jack Johnson" and the meaty "Complete Jack Johnson Session" from 2003.
Right Off (Take 12)
Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions - Columbia
Ali (Take 3)
Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions - Columbia
Johnny Bratton (Insert 2)
Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions - Columbia
Duran
Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions - Columbia
Sugar Ray
Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions - Columbia
Little High People (Take 7)
Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions - Columbia
Honky Tonk (Take 5)
Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions - Columbia
Willie Nelson (Insert 2)
Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions - Columbia