This November, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the documentary Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue on DVD, which documents the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival performance by Davis, where he and his band performed before 600,000 fans. Directed by award-winning producer Murray Lerner, also featured are interviews of participating musicians Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland and Gary Bartz as well as admirers Carlos Santana and Joni Mitchell.
When Davis released Bitches Brew in 1970, some critics accused Davis of selling out, while consumers kept his album on the top of the charts. Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue examines the next step in the process — performing live.
The DVD has a running time of 73 minutes and is presented in 5.1 surround sound. It will be available November 16 for a suggested retail price of $19.98.
If you want to catch the flick before the DVD hits, Miles Electric will be screened October 9 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the New York Film Festival, followed by a panel discussion, “Impact of Miles Davis on American Music,” at 9:30 p.m. Go here for more info.Originally Published