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  posted on 3/15/2011 at 07:04 PM
Since the ABB busted out Miles Davis' "Spanish Key" on Opening Night at the Beacon, I've been listening to Bitches Brew and Miles' live set from Isle of Wight to refresh my memory on this classic tune. What a great tune! It's basically just a groove and a central riff, but it's a great groove and a great riff, so I have no problem with that whatsoever

This has always one of my favorite tunes, the kind of song I would have hoped to see the ABB play live, but I never even got my hopes up that it was possible. I was glad to hear the ABB play "In A Silent Way/It's About That Time" at the Beacon back in 2009, and I thought that was all the Miles Davis I'd ever be likely to get from the ABB.

Well, I'm glad I was wrong, and I can't wait to hear the ABB spin on this jazz classic, especially the version from 3/14 with the excellent Bill Evans on saxophone.

 
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  posted on 3/15/2011 at 07:18 PM
Warren was getting all Mahavishnu too. It was sweet.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2011 at 09:05 PM
I have a picture of Miles in my office and listen to Bitches Brew regularly.

Spanish Key has always been a favorite but when they opened with it.......well I didn't recognize it........and it was fabulous.

great post and I hope they keep playing it.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2011 at 09:08 PM
Miles ruled
if only Miles jammed with Duane, the Dead, or Jimi.

this is the closest we'll get. can't wait to hear it (or better yet, see them play it in person)

 

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  posted on 3/26/2011 at 01:45 PM
Just listened to the 3/14 "Spanish Key" again, and good God, that is some great music.

I can totally understand if it's not everyone's cup of tea, but this is right up my alley. Bill Evans on sax is just fantastic, and Derek is totally in his element here.

I like this version best of the 3 they have done this run, for two main reasons. This one has the best groove, that driving pulse that made the original version so great is strong here. Also, this is the only one of the 3 where they really hit the little turnaround riff.

Thank you Allman Brothers Band! I'll be listening to this jam for years to come

 
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  posted on 3/26/2011 at 02:55 PM
Spanish Key is "the song" for this years Beacon run........no doubt.

in A Silent Way opened the door..............what a terrific follow up it is.

I have a black & white photo of Miles (circa 1964 wearing a white shirt and tie smokin a cig) in my office across the room from the ABB 40th Anniversary poster......pretty much says it all in my music world.

having them play Bag End > Egypt > Kind of Bird has made this year take on another perspective.......I like it A LOT.

thanks Rob.


 

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  posted on 3/26/2011 at 03:30 PM
Listening to the 3/14 Spanish Key right now, amazing music, any chance they will do it tonight?
 
 


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