Saratoga: Bob Gluck "The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles"

Event date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Join us for a presentation and performance from jazz historian and musician Bob Gluck.

Miles Davis's "Bitches Brew" is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion. Fans have been fortunate in the past few years to gain access to Davis's live recordings from this time, when he was working with an ensemble that has come to be known as the Lost Quintet.

In this book, jazz historian and musician Bob Gluck explores the performances of this revolutionary group, Davis's first electric band, to illuminate the thinking of one of our rarest geniuses and, by extension, the extraordinary transition in American music that he and his fellow players ushered in. The result is a deeply attuned look at a pivotal moment when once-disparate worlds of American music came together in explosively creative combinations.

Gluck's presentation will include a piano performance of musical examples.

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles By Bob Gluck Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226180762
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Chicago Press - January 11th, 2016