THE BRUTAL, GUITAR DOMINATED SOUNDTRACK MILES DAVIS CUT FOR WILLIAM CAYTONıS 1971 TRIBUTE TO BLACK WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION JACK JOHNSON WAS THE CULMINATION OF MILES' DRIVE INTO THE HEART OF THE WHITE AMERICAN ROCK ESTABLISHMENT. THE BARBICAN'S ONLY CONNECT SEASON EATURES A RARE SCREENING OF THE FILM SET TO LIVE MUSIC INSPIRED BY MILESı EPOCHAL SCORE WITH LONDONıS HOTTEST YOUNG MUSICIANS - DAVID OKUMU, BYRON WALLEN, JASON YARDE - JOINED BY MASTER DRUMMER JACK DE JOHNETTE - KEY MEMBER OF DAVIS' BAND AT THE TIME OF THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS. PRODUCED BY MAREK PYTEL IN ASSOCIATION WITH SERIOUS & THE BARBICAN.

AN ORIGINAL REALITY PRODUCTION.


"Johnson portrayed Freedom - it rang just as loud as the bell proclaiming him Champion.."

- Miles Davis

"I'm Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Champion of the World.
I'm black. They never let me forget it.
I'm black allright. And I'll never let them forget it."

- Jack Johnson

 

          


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