Big Fun cover

Big Fun


Miles Davis famously passed a point of no return by pioneering jazz fusion with Bitches Brew. Davis recorded half the tracks on the four-song Big Fun—“Lonely Fire” and “Great Expectations”—mere months after the Bitches Brew sessions. Spirited improv from Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul and other jazz giants laid out a funk-jazz-rock synthesis with an Eastern sensibility. Davis doubled down on this sound until his temporary retirement the following year; Big Fun was his last studio album until The Man with the Horn (1981).

Miles Marshall Lewis

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