Teo Macero + Stan Tonkel Backstage

Teo Macero and Stan Tonkel backstage at the 1970 Isle of Wight

Not for the fly-by-night Miles Davis fan, a small collection of photos from the 1970 Isle of Wight festival featuring Miles Davis recording engineers Teo Macero and Stan Tonkel backstage and in the mobile recording truck.

View the complete 1970 Isle of Wight Teo+ Tonkel Photo Gallery

ICYMI, we recently shared a video of the complete Miles Davis set from the aforementioned festival, watch it here.

Miles Davis – Isle of Wight 1970 (Video)

Watch Miles Davis, Gary Bartz, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira perform at the Isle of Wight recorded August 29, 1970

A recording popularized by the release of Bitches Brew Live, seeing is believing. The complete August 29, 1970 performance by Miles Davis and a stellar line-up, at the Isle of Wight

Personnel

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Gary Bartz – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Chick Corea – electric piano
  • Keith Jarrett – electronic organ
  • Dave Holland – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Airto Moreira – percussion, cuica

50 Years of A Love Supreme

On this day, 50 years ago, John Coltrane assembled his quartet at Rudy van Gelder’s studio in New Jersey and cut what would become ‘A Love Supreme. ‘

On this day, 50 years ago, John Coltrane assembled his quartet (plus Art Davis, and Archie Shepp) at Rudy van Gelder’s studio in New Jersey and cut what would become A Love Supreme. 

I came along in 1981 and didn’t hear this record until much further after that time, so I cannot profess to have some unique insight to this album that has not already been expressed previously, however, NPR recently celebrated it in this segment

Alternatively, you can relive it below however, you’d be best served to listen to those Elvin Jones parts on something other than YouTube or Spotify

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Dave Grohl Isn’t Good

We’re past the point of treating this as an opinion. Dave Grohl is not talented, listen for yourself.

Peak of your career… Steve Albini behind the console… and this is the best you’ve got? This is every fifteen year old ever, except recorded really well. Ok you bought the heaviest sticks in the store, well done!

One more thing, if you’re gonna tell me Smells Like Teen Spirit was somehow better, nope – listen for yourself.

Yes, this is what happens when I post Stewart Copeland videos

Science Proves Bass Feels Boss

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to many here but, scientific research has finally upheld that bass heavy music does in fact make you feel more powerful.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to many here but, scientific research has finally upheld that bass heavy music does in fact make you feel more powerful.

While not terribly groundbreaking, this may explain why while …And Justice For All despite being heavy and aggressive fails to ever get anybody amped up because that whole they were more into making a statement than mixing a good record thing.

Read “The Music of Power: Perceptual and Behavioral Consequences of Powerful Music, or listen to the NPR segment here.

Oh and for the record, one of the best bass-heavy tunes for your attitude according to science: