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THE HARD STUFF — Richard Williams reviews Miles Davis' groundbreaking classic Bitches Brew in June 1970 and asks bassist Dave Holland "what made Miles go pop". Plus Al Aronowitz grabs a chat with the jazz-rock sorcerer at New York's Top Of The Gate…

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