MILES DAVIS Deep Brew, Vols 1 & 2 (Bitches Brew Outtakes)


Deep Brew Vol. 1
Deep Brew Vol. 2
The Unofficial Bitches Brew Outtakes

Big thanks to 3410, who not only helped to set my memory straight, but also mystically looked into my computer to remind me I was sitting on these two unofficial boots full of Bitches Brew outtakes – tons of small bits, passages, inserts, melody lines, fragments and improv that were used (mostly not) in the cut-and-paste construction of 1970’s Bitches Brew. A majority of these tiny 30 second and 1 minute fragments appear far more enticing on paper than they actually are – as they are typically near-quiet tinkering by only a player or two, surrounded by pauses and waiting. As a result, a majority of the small segments are more historical than listenable, and will appeal more to the collector than the curious. The meat of these sets are the extended, unedited takes of “John McLaughlin,” “Miles Runs The Voodoo Down” and “Spanish Key.” I’ve never had the time to compare any of these with the originals, so you’re on your own. Still, it’s a fascinating reminder that Miles’ and producer Teo Macero’s cut-and-paste concept (an idea hatched years earlier) was fully in mind in the recording stage of the creation of Bitches Brew, not just as an editing afterthought. Like some giant, indecipherable sound puzzle. Thanks again, 3410… and many thanks to Kwai Chang for the re-up.

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Bitches Brew (Rehearsal 01, Fragment) (0:54)
Bitches Brew (Rehearsal 02, Fragment) (0:44)
Bitches Brew (Rehearsal 03, Fragment) (1:11)
Bitches Brew (Rehearsal 04, Fragment) (1:51)
Bitches Brew (Rehearsal 05, Fragment) (0:10)
Bitches Brew (Rehearsal 06, Fragment) (1:28)
Bitches Brew (Rehearsal 07, Fragment) (1:05)
Bitches Brew (Rehearsal 08, Fragment) (1:02)
Bitches Brew (Rehearsal 09, Fragment) (0:50)
Bitches Brew (Part 2 of Co103745 Take 1) (0:21)
Studio Chatter (0:28)
Bitches Brew (Part 2 of Co103745 Take 2) (0:22)
John McLaughlin (Part 3, Take 1) (0:51)
John McLaughlin (Rehearsal 01, Fragment) (0:43)
John McLaughlin (Rehearsal 02, Fragment) (0:48)
John McLaughlin (Part 3, Take 2) (0:24)
John McLaughlin (Rehearsal 01, Fragment) (0:42)
John McLaughlin (Part 4, Take 1) (0:26)
John McLaughlin (Part 4, Take 2) (7:14)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 01, Fragment) (1:23)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 02, Fragment) (1:58)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Co103747 Take 1) (0:37)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 03, Fragment) (1:33)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 04, Fragment) (1:23)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 05, Fragment) (0:42)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 06, Fragment) (0:27)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 07, Fragment) (2:37)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 08, Fragment) (0:55)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 09, Fragment) (0:44)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 10, Fragment) (0:26)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Rehearsal 11, Fragment) (1:22)
Orange Lady (Rehearsal 01, Fragment) (0:41)
Orange Lady (Rehearsal 02, Fragment) (1:00)
Orange Lady (Rehearsal 03, Fragment) (1:18)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Co103749 Take 1) (1:09)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Rehearsal 01, Fragment) (2:18)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Take 2) (3:43)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Take 3) (0:18)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Rehearsal 02, Fragment) (0:24)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Rehearsal 03, Fragment) (1:09)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Rehearsal 04, Fragment) (0:49)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Rehearsal 05, Fragment) (3:21)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Take 5) (0:57)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Rehearsal 06, Fragment) (0:36)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Rehearsal 07, Fragment) (2:26)
Studio Chapter (Take 6) (0:24)
Studio Chapter (Take 6) (0:19)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Take 6) (5:38)
Studio Chapter (Take7) (0:18)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Take 7) (9:28)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Take 8) (1:31)

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Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Take 8 Inc) (3:10)
Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Take 9) (4:01)
Spanish Key (Take 1) (4:18)
Spanish Key (Take 2) (10:50)
Spanish Key (Take 3) (7:50)
Spanish Key (Take 4) (0:15)
Spanish Key (Take 4 Inc) (0:40)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Take 1) (0:46)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Take 1 Inc) (0:40)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 1, Take 2) (0:16)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 1, Take 2 Inc) (1:06)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 2, Take 1) (0:41)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 2, Take 2) (3:57)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 2, Take 2 Fs1) (0:10)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 2, Take 2 Fs2) (0:32)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 2, Take 2 Fs3) (0:08)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 2, Take 2 Fs4) (0:22)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 2, Take 2 Fs5) (0:09)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Part 2, Take 2 Fs6) (0:28)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take 1) (0:17)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take 2) (0:21)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take 2 Fs) (0:40)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take 3) (0:23)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take 3 Fs1) (0:17)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take3 Rehearsal) (0:44)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take 3 Fs2) (0:30)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take 3 Fs3) (0:25)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take 3 Fs4) (0:34)
Pharaoh’s Dance (Insert Take 3-2) (1:05)

11 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    March 27, 2012 - 11:08 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    ~ junko
    March 27, 2012 - 13:19 | Permalink

    Thanks Cap’m – i love this kind of outtake stuff. Why, i could listen to MILES of it. Much Appreciated.

  • 3
    Adam Crocker
    March 27, 2012 - 17:43 | Permalink

    Neat, and one of the partitions on my computer is the Ubuntu Studio OS. These outtakes would be material play around with and get used to the features of the Ardour GTK2 studio editing/recording program while I figure out how to make sounds through the other programs I have.

  • 4
    3410
    March 27, 2012 - 22:30 | Permalink

    You’re too kind, as usual, W. I was just sharing a bit of info that I picked up. Hope I didn’t come across as too much of a know-it-all prick. :)

    I’ve listened to these tapes a lot and, IMO, the full takes are pretty much as good as the album versions.

    (BTW,
    If you still haven’t had your fill of Bitches Brew, a recent edition included Miles & co. @ Isle of Wight ’70; it’s a cracking show (and also a great stereo recording) of mostly BB material.)

    • 5
      Willard
      March 27, 2012 - 23:56 | Permalink

      Not at all buddy… I appreciate the factual input. I saw that Isle of Wight show mentioned somewhere a while back, but never took the time to follow it up. Thanks for the reminder. I was thinking about posting 4 mid-70s live double discs I’m sitting on (Agharta, Black Beauty, Pangaea and Dark Mangus) since they’re so noisy and obnoxious. I’m guessing Buzz Baby Jesus might dig ‘em, if nobody else.

      • 6
        3410
        March 28, 2012 - 02:12 | Permalink

        Cool. Pangaea is one of my faves.

      • 7
        Adam Crocker
        March 28, 2012 - 09:51 | Permalink

        ..since they’re so noisy and obnoxious. I’m guessing Buzz Baby Jesus might dig ‘em, if nobody else.”

        Noisy and obnoxious? That’s like musical comfort food to me!

        (I’ll admit, my inner avant-gardist is also my inner 8-year-old banging on pots and pans. And that’s why I like Captain Beefheart.)

        • 8
          Willard
          March 28, 2012 - 09:56 | Permalink

          Me too.
          8 year old? I was still doing that in my 20s.

  • 9
    Anonymous
    March 28, 2012 - 04:53 | Permalink

    Yes!! Some live, please!! Thanks!!

  • 10
    ate2zee
    March 28, 2012 - 15:15 | Permalink

    I used to only have the Complete B’sB, & so want to thank you that I now have the more complete Complete B’sB. I’m definitely looking forward to this, and am also a big fan of noise–at least this kind. Has a calming effect, I think.

  • 11
    ~ junko
    March 29, 2012 - 17:50 | Permalink

    ‘I was thinking about posting 4 mid-70s live double discs I’m sitting on (Agharta, Black Beauty, Pangaea and Dark Mangus) since they’re so noisy and obnoxious.’
    ..now i am drooling. i didn’t know how to explain what i liked, and what MILES to seek out – There it is! .. thanks for everything Cap’m W…. ~junko

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