Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (14:03)

Cover of Bitches Brew

From Bitches Brew and 45 other releases

“Miles Runs the Voodoo Down”

Recorded Columbia Studio B, New York City August 20, 1969

Miles Davis - trumpet
Wayne Shorter - soprano saxophone
Bennie Maupin - bass clarinet
Joe Zawinul - electric piano - Left
Chick Corea - electric piano - Right
John McLaughlin - electric guitar
Dave Holland - electric bass
Harvey Brooks - electric bass
Don Alias - drum set - Left
Jack DeJohnette - drum set - Right

Juma Santos (credited as “Jim Riley”) - congas


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  • martc97

    This is drug.

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • dabigcheeze

    My favorite cut off Bitches Brew. [2]

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • RussellChap

    This is beyond jazz, it's miles ahead, out on it's own

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • pteronophobic

    My favorite cut off Bitches Brew.

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AfriCaribe

    one of the most epic moments in music history. the guitar solo is other-wordly, the keyboards astounding, and Miles fresh as always, crisp, clean, even among the chaos. This is superb! I bow down to the gods of music as they dance wildly to this masterpiece and possess my body with their sounds... and im not even high hahaha

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • earlmanley

    Miles Runs the Voodoo Down and the other accompanying tracks on Bitches Brew make up arguably the most important jazz album of the 20th century. While admittedly a flawed masterpiece it spawned countless fusion endeavors by the band mates schooled by MIles. It is hard to imagine music without Davis' significant influence on fusion and modal jazz.

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
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    31 May 2013 Reply
  • Roy1968Wood

    Miles was to Jazz what Neil Young is to Rock...marched to their own beat and if you like it, cool. If you don't, don't listen. I liked this album even though it was very different from some of my favorite albums from Miles Davis.

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • LondonLouis

    As fresh as ever.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • AphexCanada

    They actually sampled the drums.

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Snooz

    Opening bass rythim is definitely the inspiration to Radiohead's b-side "Kinetic".

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • wingsoftoast

    Hadn't listened to this in ages - it's amazing. If you put it next to the o.t.t. .excess of what came later - 'Dark Magus', 'Black Beauty' etc. Miles' sense of economy really shines through. It might be electric period Miles, but it looks back to 'Kind of Blue' as much as it looks forward.

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • yogijohn888

    love it. always did, from the 1st listening when it came out.

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • byronever

    Miles is a surprise en every single note!

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • pete1032

    No not for me !!

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • OrangePaperback

    Remember when people used to buy CDs? I would not have bought this CD, knowing that I'd only listen to it once every few years. But here, in the mix, it's just right.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • teomama

    very gooood for a sunday morning , GETZ me straightend out for a week AT LEAST

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • teomama

    everybody aught to , but would it be as anything alike ?

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • JapaneseTaco

    Genius!!! The way the instruments mesh together-Trumpet, bass, drums, guitar, percussion...divinity to my ears.

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
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