Mythic Betty Davis Sessions Released


For years, people have been referring to lost sessions featuring Betty Davis and her former husband Miles Davis playing with bending genres, with Betty Davis introducing the jazz giant to Jimi Hendrix and the sounds of psychedelic rock. Recorded from 1968-1969 at Columbia’s 52nd Street studios, the mythic sessions laid the groundwork for the mix of jazz and psychedelia that later coalesced in Miles Davis’s radically innovative Bitches Brew.

Finally these recordings have been found, and are being released for the first time by Light in the Attic Records. Read more about Betty Davis’s influence on music here, and listen to a preview of the record after the jump.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →