Miles Davis ‎– Big Fun

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Columbia ‎– C2K 63973, Legacy ‎– C2K 63973
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1-1 Great Expectations
Bass – Ron CarterBass [Fender] – Harvey BrooksBass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinDrums – Billy CobhamElectric Guitar – John McLaughlinElectric Piano – Chick Corea, Herbie HancockPercussion – Airto MoreiraSitar [Electric], Tambura – Bihari Sharma, Khalil BalakrishnaSoprano Saxophone – Steve Grossman
27:23
1-2 Ife
Bass – Michael HendersonClarinet, Flute – Bennie MaupinDrums – Al Foster, Billy HartPercussion [African] – James "Mtume" Forman*Piano – Harold I. Williams*, Lonnie SmithSoprano Saxophone – Carlos GarnettSoprano Saxophone, Flute – Sonny FortuneTabla – Badal Roy
21:34
1-3 Recollections
Bass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinCuica, Percussion – Airto MoreiraDrums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Dave HollandElectric Piano [Left] – Joe ZawinulElectric Piano [Right] – Chick CoreaGuitar – John McLaughlinSoprano Saxophone – Wayne ShorterTriangle – Billy Cobham
18:55
1-4 Trevere
Bass – Dave HollandBass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinCuica, Berimbau – Airto MoreiraDrums – Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Harvey BrooksElectric Piano – Chick CoreaGuitar – John McLaughlinOrgan, Celesta – Larry YoungSitar [Electric] – Khalil BalakrishnaSoprano Saxophone – Steve GrossmanTambura – Bihari Sharma
5:55
2-1 Go Ahead John
Bass – Dave HollandDrums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Guitar – John McLaughlinSaxophone – Steve Grossman
28:27
2-2 Lonely Fire
Bass – Dave HollandBass [Fender] – Harvey BrooksBass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinDrums – Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnetteElectric Piano – Chick CoreaElectric Piano, Organ [Farfisa] – Joe ZawinulInstruments [Indian] – Airto Moreira, Khalil BalakrishnaPercussion – Airto MoreiraSaxophone – Wayne Shorter
21:21
2-3 The Little Blue Frog
Bass – Dave HollandBass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinCuica, Berimbau – Airto MoreiraDrums – Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Harvey BrooksElectric Piano – Chick CoreaGuitar – John McLaughlinOrgan, Celesta – Larry YoungSitar [Electric] – Khalil BalakrishnaSoprano Saxophone – Steve GrossmanTambura – Bihari Sharma
9:10
2-4 Yaphet
Bass – Ron CarterBass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinCuica, Berimbau – Airto MoreiraDrums, Triangle – Billy CobhamElectric Bass – Harvey BrooksElectric Piano [Left] – Herbie HancockElectric Piano [Right] – Chick CoreaGuitar – John McLaughlinSitar [Electric] – Khalil BalakrishnaSoprano Saxophone – Steve GrossmanTambura, Tabla – Bihari Sharma
9:39

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Notes

Originally released in 1974. This edition contains four bonus tracks (1.3, 1.4, 2.3, 2.4) previously only available in the boxed set "The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions".

Recorded:
<small>1.1: November 19, 1969 - Columbia Studio E
1.2: June 12, 1972 - Columbia Studio E
1.3: February 6, 1970 - Columbia Studio B
1.4: November 28, 1969 - Columbia Studio E
2.1: March 3, 1970 - Columbia Studio E
2.2: November 28, 1969 - Columbia Studio E
2.3: November 28, 1969 - Columbia Studio E
2.4: November 19, 1969 - Columbia Studio E</small>

Remastered at Sony Music Studios, NYC.

<small>(P)(C) 1974, 2000 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Manufactured by Columbia Records.</small>

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 074646397329

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PG 32866 Miles Davis Big Fun(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia PG 32866 US 1974 Sell This Version
C2K 63973 Miles Davis Big Fun(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy C2K 63973 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
S 88024, CBS S 88024, CBS 88024 Miles Davis Big Fun(2xLP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS S 88024, CBS S 88024, CBS 88024 Europe 1974 Sell This Version
C2K 63973 Miles Davis Big Fun(2xCD, Album, Promo, RE) Columbia, Legacy C2K 63973 US 2000 Sell This Version
36AP 1779~80 Miles Davis Big Fun(2xLP, Album) CBS/Sony 36AP 1779~80 Japan 1974 Sell This Version

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amh020

amh020

June 10, 2017
The sound of this 2000 cd (Columbia C2K 63973) version is more compressed, good for car or radio but not so for hifi.
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

July 29, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
While Bitches Brew overshadowed this and several other releases from this immensely fertile period. This album and "Get up with it" are in many ways superior.
Don't get me wrong. Bitches Brew is a fantastic album. But , Big Fun is much more surprising. And it is a fun album to listen to. In the way that On the Corner was a fun album.
Big Fun is a study in taking off. It's a heavier album in many ways than Bitches Brew and is more entertaining to listen to. It utilized much more of Teo's production prowess and incorporated the studio as creative tool in a way that probably only "In a Silent Way" or "On the Corner" had done previously.
One of the many overlooked Miles Davis albums that deserve a much deeper listen.