The Columbia Years 1968-1969 features jazz legends including Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin and more.
Light In The Attic will follow their reissues of Betty Davis’ albums with the newly unearthed Columbia Years 1968-1969, a compilation which features never-before-heard collaborations with her then-husband Miles Davis.
The release notably features a pair of 1969 sessions at Columbia’s 52nd Street Studios on May 14 and 20 produced by Miles Davis and Teo Macero. Featuring Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Jimi Hendrix’s drummer Mitch Mitchell and more, they mark some of the musicians’ first experimentations with psychedelic fusion. The recordings include unreleased covers of Cream and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The release also pulls from 1968 sessions done in Los Angeles at a Columbia featuring Hugh Masekela and members of the Crusaders.
The release will also include a new interview with Davis and is out July 11. Watch a trailer for the release below and pre-order it via Light In The Attic.