George Grella Jr.

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George Grella, Jr. is a composer, critic, and independent scholar. He has played jazz, classical, and improvised music from CBGB to Carnegie Hall, and makes acoustic and electronic music in the Western classical tradition. He has lived in Rochester, San Francisco, and Brooklyn, and has written about music and culture for almost thirty years. He is Music Editor at The Brooklyn Rail, publishes the Big City blog, and freelances, internationally, for numerous music publications.

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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew

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(An excerpt from Miles Davis' Bitches Brew)

Bitches Brew is a great work of abstract music inside the sounds, beats, and riffs of commercial music, and one of the most unique documents of the recorded era. The effect the album had on jazz and rock was shattering, disruptive in ways that make an abject mockery of the contemporary vainglorious use of that word by people who only wish to make money...

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“But fans, including critics, of particular movements of artists, tend to want what they love to stay the same, the regression is not to the mean but to an Edenic past that never actually existed. This”
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