miles davis live in europe. manchester 1960. berlin 1967. vienna 1971.

the album miles davis quintet live in europe was released in italy in 1989. it holds two long and beautiful tracks. the first was recorded on the 4th of november 1967 at the philharmonie in berlin during the berlin jazz festval. 43 seamless minutes featuring miles davis of course on trumpet, wayne shorter playing tenor, herbie hancock on piano, ron carter on bass and the unbeatable tony williams on dreams. the second session was probably recorded on the 27th of september 1960 at the free trade hall in manchester, not on the 6th of october as indicated (the wonderful kind of blue pages are extremely reliable). miles davis can be heard with sonny stitt on alto and tenor saxes, wynton kelly on piano, paul chambers on bass and jimmy (not: jimmie) cobb on drums executing a long improvisation based on cole porter´s "all of you".

1 - untitled medley
(berlin jazz festival, philharmonie, 1967-11-04. mp3, 224 kbps, 70 mb)
agitation (05:23) > footprints (08:53) > ´round midnight (07:55) > no blues (10:48) > masqualero (14:14)
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2 - all of you
(manchester, 1960-09-27 or 1960-10-06. mp3, 224 kbps, 25 mb)
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two miles live was recorded during a concert at the vienna konzerthaus on the 5th of november 1971. two complete sets are documented here on two cds. you can hear miles davis on trumpet again (would you believe??), gary bartz on alto and soprano, keith jarrett on electric piano and organ, michael henderson on bass, charles don alias on percussion, james mtume foreman on percussion, ndugu leon chancler on drums and one source has jack dejohnette listed as a second drummer. the cd was released on discurios in 1990.

two miles live - cd 1
(mp3, 224 kbps, 86 mb)
directions > honky tonk > what i say > sanctuary

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two miles live - cd 2
(mp3, 224 kbps, 81 mb)
it´s about that time > yesternow > funky tonk > sanctuary

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once again i accepted and adopted the tracklist and running order as found within the kind of blue pages being in rather little accordance to the information given on the cover. decide for your selves...


Anonymous said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing these Miles Davis concerts.

Adam Eleven said...

Good sound quality & lively sets = excellent post, thanks!!

Michael said...

Thanks! The drummer on Miles October/November 1971 European tour was Ndugu Leon Chancler alone. Jack DeJ did not join the band for that tour.

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