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


  • 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

Miles Davis – Dark Magus (1977)

n a conversation on “jazz albums for people who are not jazz fans,” Dark Magus should rank high at the top of anybody’s list; this release has a lot more in common with heavy metal / hard rock than it does with what most would associate Miles Davis with.

Citing yourself as a Miles Davis fan can be a rather obtuse observation; the artist’s career reaches across a near fifty year span during which he constantly invented and redefined a number of musical styles. One of the more contentious periods of the trumpeter’s legendary career is his ‘electric’ period, that grew out of the line-ups formed during the recordings of On The Corner and Big Fun

The pinnacle of his electric period, for me, comes in the three live releases Dark Magus, Agharta, and Pangaea. In this post, we take a look at the first of these three, a live performance recorded at Carnegie Hall on March 30, 1974 – released originally in 1977.

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Grievous Angel: Blogariddims21 – Fusion Dub A mix of Miles Davis

Miles DavisGrievous Angel presents Blogariddims 21: Fusion Dub. A mix of Miles Davis-inspired jazz, funk and soul, in dub

The date on this post on the Grievous Angel blog is dated April 2007, so it suffices to say that I’m way behind the times on this one and not entirely sure how I missed it in the first place.



00:00: Miles Davis: Bitches Brew intro
00:59: Miles Davis: Agharta Prelude Dub
05:06: Miles Davis: Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (Edit)
12:19: Parliament: Dr Funkenstein (Live) (Edit)
19:10: Miles Davis: What If
22:44: Curtis Mayfield: Stone Junkie (Live)
28:28: Miles Davis: Billy Preston
33:51: Headhunters: God Made Me Funky (Edit)
39:21: Miles Davis: Black Satin
43:14: Miles Davis: Bitches Brew (Edit)
46:59: Miles Davis: In A Silent Way / Shhh Peaceful (Bill Laswell Dub)
54:49: Curtis Mayfield: I Plan To Stay a Believer (Live)
57:30: Miles Davis: It’s About That Time