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Kind Of Blue - The Mono & Stereo Versions

    The complete 1959 Miles Davis album 'Kind of Blue', one of the most influential Jazz albums of all time, presented here as a 2LP set in its original mono and stereo versions.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. So What
    2. Freddie Freeloader
    3. Blue In Green
    4. All Blues
    5. Flamenco Sketches
    6. So What
    7. Freddie Freeloader
    8. Blue In Green
    9. All Blues
    10. Flamenco Sketches

    Miles Davis

    Cookin' - 2024 Reissue

      Cookin’ is the first of four albums derived from the Miles Davis Quintet’s fabled extended recording session on Octobre 26, 1956; the concept being that the band would document its vast live-performance catalogue in a studio environment, rather than preparing all new tracks for its upcoming long-player. The bounty of material in the band’s live sets – as well as the overwhelming conviction in the quintet’s studio sides – would produce the lion’s share of the Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’ and Steamin’ albums.

      As these recordings demonstrate, there is an undeniable telepathic cohesion that allows this band – consisting of Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums) – to work so efficiently both on the stage and the studio. This same unifying force is also undoubtedly responsible for the extrasensory dimensions scattered throughout these recordings. The immediate yet somewhat understated ability of each musician to react with ingenuity and precision is expressed in the consistency and singularity of each solo as it is maintained from one musician to the next without the slightest deviation. « Blues by Five » reveals the exceptional symmetry between Davis and Coltrane that allows them to complete each others’ thoughts musically.

      Cookin’ features the pairing of « Tune Up / When the Lights Are Low » which is, without a doubt, a highlight no only of this mammoth session, but also the entire tenure of Miles Davis mid-‘50’s quintet. All the éléments converge upon this fundamentally swinging medley. Davis’s pure-toned soloes and the conversational banter that occurs with Coltrane, and later Garland during « When the Lights Are Low », resound as some of these musicians’ finest moments.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      1.My Funny Valentine
      2.Blues By Five

      Side B
      1.Airegin
      2.Tune Up
      3.When Lights Are Low

      Miles Davis

      Volume 2 (Classic Vinyl Series)

        Legendary trumpeter Miles Davis was still near the start of his storied career when he cut the three sessions that comprise his Blue Note recordings in 1952, 1953, and 1954. Blue Note later compiled the tracks into two 12” LPs as part of the 1500 series. The music presents all the hallmarks of his early style from blazing bebop to beautiful ballads. This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is mono, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original masters, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

        TRACK LISTING

        Side A
        1. Take Off
        2. Weirdo
        3. Would'n You
        4. I Waited For You
        5. Ray's Idea – Alternate Take
        6. Donna

        Side B
        1. Well You Needn't
        2. The Leap
        3. Lazy Susan
        4. Tempus Fugit – Alternate Take
        5. It Never Entered My Mind

        Miles Davis

        Sketches Of Spain - 2024 Repress

          Sketches of Spain was Miles Davis and Gil Evans' third conceptual album, the first being "Miles Ahead" in 1957, followed by their adaptation of George Gershwin's music for "Porgy and Bess"in 1958. On Sketches of Spain, Miles stated in his autobiography that the whole concept came out of listening to Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez".

          TRACK LISTING

          Concierto De Aranjuez
          Will O' The Wisp
          The Pan Piper
          Saeta
          Solea 
          Song Of Our Country

          Miles Davis

          Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud - 2024 Reissue

            Contradictory accounts of Miles Davis’ creation of the soundtrack to Louis Malle’s film noir Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud have all become part of its legend. Rarely has a soundtrack been so decisive. Nearly seventy years on, beyond the myth, this taut, feverish recording, imbued with extreme dramatic tension, remains one of the Miles’ finest records.

            The basic outline remains: Jean-Paul Rappeneau suggested to Malle asking Miles Davis to create the film's soundtrack who agreed to record the music after attending a private screening. Davis was performing at the Club Saint-Germain in Paris in November 1957 and on December 4, he brought his four sidemen to the recording studio without having had them prepare anything. Davis only gave the musicians a few rudimentary harmonic sequences he had assembled in his hotel room, and, once the plot was explained, the band improvised without any precomposed theme, while edited loops of the musically relevant film sequences were projected in the background.

            Bassist Pierre Michelot recalled in 1988 that “Miles just asked us to play two chords, D minor and C7, 4 bars of each, ad lib.” Typically, Miles planned very little but know exactly what he wanted. François Leterrier, the film’s Second Assistant Director picks up the story: “The session started at around ten o’clock and went on until dawn. The screen in the auditorium was showing the scenes for which Miles had devised some harmonies, and they were edited into a loop. And that’s what makes this music unique: it was entirely improvised in conditions that went back to the days of silent films, while watching frames shot in black and white by cinematographer Henri Decaë: tracking shots of Jeanne Moreau wandering down the Champs-Elysées at night, passing in front of lit window displays or going into bars, while looking for her lover/murderer alias Maurice Ronet …

            This beautiful re-issue of the original recording is pressed on 180g vinyl at GZ, and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket with Boris Vian’s original liner notes and Jean-Pierre Leloir’s iconic studio photo of Miles and Jeanne Moreau, and an essay on the circumstances that led to this out-of-the ordinary music by Franck Bergerot.

            TRACK LISTING

            Generique
            L'assassinat De Carala
            Sur L'autoroute
            Julien Dans L'ascenseur
            Florence Sur Les Champs- Elysees
            Diner Au Motel
            Evasion De Julien
            Visite Du Vigile
            Au Bar Du Petit Bac
            Chez Le Photographe Du Motel

            Miles Davis

            Porgy And Bess - 2024 Reissue

              The album was recorded in four sessions, July 22, 29, August 4, and August 18, 1958, at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York and released in March 1959. It's the second collaboration between Davis and Evans, beautiful version of famous George Gershwin's masterpiece.

              This release is part of the New Ermitage collection available from January 2024: 18 jazz and soul titles reissued on yellow vinyl with new codes and renewed graphics. 


              TRACK LISTING

              1. The Buzzard Song
              2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
              3. Gone
              4. Gone, Gone, Gone
              5. Summertime
              6. Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
              7. Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)
              8. Fisherman, Strawberry And Devil Crab
              9. My Man's Gone Now
              10. It Ain't Necessarily So
              11. Here Come De Honey Man
              12. I Loves You, Porgy
              13. There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York

              Miles Davis

              Milestones - 2024 Reissue

                Milestones is Davis's recording in a sextet configuration with John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Cannonball Adderley, Philly Joe Jones and Red Garland.

                This 1958 masterpiece captured Davis's modalism that introduced on this album continues toinfluence the genre globally. It's the last studio session saw the rhythm section of Garland, Chambers and Jones assembled (Jones was both Garland left the line-up shortly after signing up). In this album, Davis start to study (particularly in the song that gives the album its title) the type of modal jazz that eventually adopted and popularized in the album Kind of Blue.

                This release is part of the New Ermitage collection available from January 2024: 18 jazz and soul titles reissued on yellow vinyl with new codes and renewed graphics.


                TRACK LISTING

                1. Dr. Jekyll
                2. Sid's Ahead
                3. Two Bass Hit
                4. Milestones
                5. Billy Boy
                6. Straight, No Chaiser

                Miles Davis

                Birth Of The Cool - 2024 Reissue

                  In the summer of 1948 Miles Davis, in collaboration with the arranger Gil Evans, whom he had met several years earlier, decided to carry out his project by detaching himself from the principles of bebop to participate in a new form of jazz. Installed in New York, he founded a new group, intermediate between the big band and small bebop groups. Cool jazz was born, but it was not an immediate revolution: the nonet was quickly dissolved, and this new music took several years to establish itself among jazz musicians and the public.

                  On September 18, 1948, the nonet performed for the first time in public, opening for Count Basie's show at the Royal Roost in New York under the title "Nonet by Miles Davis, arrangement by Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans and John Lewis ". An unusual name which betrays the desire to create music based largely on arrangements.

                  This release is part of the New Ermitage collection available from January 2024: 18 jazz and soul titles reissued on yellow vinyl with new codes and renewed graphics.


                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Move
                  2. Jeru
                  3. Moon Dreams
                  4. Venus De Milo
                  5. Budo
                  6. Deception
                  7. Godchild
                  8. Boplicity
                  9. Rocker
                  10. Israel
                  11. Rouge

                  Miles Davis

                  The Musing Of Miles - 2023 Reissue

                    Charlie Parker had just died (March 1955) and Miles Davis was in the process of forming his first classic quintet when he recorded this quartet session with celebrated bassist Oscar Pettiford, pianist Red Garland, and drummer Philly Joe Jones, both of whom would also form part of the quintet with John Coltrane on tenor sax and Paul Chambers on bass.

                    The program consisted of four standards, a blues, 'Green Haze', and the original tune 'I Didn't', which was Miles' humorous answer to Thelonious Monk's 'Well, You Needn't'. The interpretations are lyrical and melodic, and even 'A Night In Tunisia' sounds mellow.

                    A version of 'How Deep Is the Ocean?' from Miles' only other studio session with Oscar Pettiford is include here as a bonus track.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Will You Still Be Mine?
                    2. I See Your Face Before Me
                    3. I Didn't
                    4. A Gal In Calico
                    5. A Night In Tunisia
                    6. Green Haze
                    7. How Deep Is The Ocean?

                    Miles Davis All Stars

                    Walkin - Craft Jazz Essentials

                      More than sixty years old, Walkin' still remains a crucial staging post in the history of jazz. Originally recorded in 1954 and initially issued on a couple of 10 albums, it features a mix of quintet and sextet material, recorded during his spell with Prestige Records and produced by Bob Weinstock. The various tracks were gathered together, along with a previously unreleased track, and issued as a 12 album in 1957. The end result is an important album in the development of bop music, a genre Miles Davis practically owned. 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      1. Walkin'
                      2. Blue N' Boogie
                      Side B
                      1. Solar
                      2. You Don't Know What Love Is
                      3. Love Me Or Leave Me 

                      Miles Davis

                      Quiet Nights - 2023 Reissue

                        Miles Davis is regarded to be one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Quiet Nights is the fourth and last studio album that Davis collaborated on with Gil Evans. The 1963 release took inspiration from the bossa nova genre that rose to popularity during the time.

                        Quiet Nights is a mix of situations and sources: Brazilian folk (“Prenda Minha”, titled “Song #2” on the album), Spanish classical (“Adelita” by guitar pioneer Francisco Tárrega, here called “Song #1”), and a few ballads, including one that stands out from the rest of the big band album: “Summer Night,” a quintet take featuring Miles playing muted then open trumpet and the start of a new band: tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Frank Butler.

                        The album was produced by Teo Macero. Some of the additional performers on this album include Paul Chambers, Bill Barber, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Cobb, Willie Bobo, and George Coleman amongst others.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        1. Song #2
                        2. Once Upon A Summertime
                        3. Aos Pes Da Cruz
                        4. Song #1

                        Side B
                        1. Wait Till You See Her
                        2. Corcovado
                        3. Summer Night

                        Miles Davis

                        Cookin' - 2023 Reissue

                          Miles Davis' quintet was formed in 1955 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest combos in jazz history. Each of its members was an individual creative force that could have easily been a leader. Besides Miles on trumpet, it featured John Coltrane on tenor sax, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Cookin' (Prestige 7094) was the first in a series of four albums (its followers were Steamin', Workin' and Relaxin' taped during two massively productive recording sessions during May and October of 1956.

                          "There are many moments of pure music and emotional joy on this album. As to Miles, his peculiar blend of pure melody and acidulous accents never has sounded better. This is one of the best LPs of the year."- ***** Ralph J. Gleason, DownBeat

                          TRACK LISTING

                          My Funny Valentine
                          Blues By Five
                          When Lights Are Low
                          Airegin
                          Tune Up
                          When Lights Are Low

                          Miles Davis

                          Sorcerer - Reissue

                            Miles Davis is regarded to be one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. At the request of Columbia Records executive George Avakian, he formed his first regular quintet in 1955. After all members of the first quintet left Davis a few years later, he hired the core of the second quintet in 1963 and the final member in late 1964. The second quintet would record and play together until the end of the 60s. Sorcerer is the third album by the Second Great Miles Davis Quintet. The quintet consisted of Miles Davis on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums. It was recorded in May 1967 and contains a darker sound. The last song on the album, "Nothing Like You", features vocals by Bob Dorough.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Side A
                            1. Prince Of Darkness
                            2. Pee Wee
                            3. Masqualero
                            4. The Sorcerer

                            Side B
                            1. Limbo
                            2. Vonetta
                            3. Nothing Like You

                            The Miles Davis Quintet

                            Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet

                              Undeniably one of the best smaIl bands in the history of jazz, the Miles Davis Quintet of the mid-1950s featured an all-star line-up of Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums).

                              This new edition of “Workin’” is release as part of the Original Jazz Classics Series and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and presented in a Tip-On Jacket.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Side A
                              1. It Never Entered My Mind
                              2. Four
                              3. In Your Own Sweet Way
                              4. The Theme (Take 1)
                              Side B
                              1. Trane’s Blues (a.k.a. Vierd Blues)
                              2. Ahmad’s Blues
                              3. Half Nelson
                              4. The Theme (Take 2)

                              Miles Davis

                              Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants - 2023 Reissue

                                Miles Davis and Milt Jackson only recorded together on a few occasions, but those collaborations always produced superb music. Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giantsincludes one such collaborative effort - a unique 1954 quintet session that also features the great Thelonious Monk on piano. These are the only existing studio recordings presenting Miles and Monk together.

                                Miles Davis, trumpet
                                Milt Jackson, vibes
                                Thelonious Monk, piano
                                Percy Heath, bass
                                Kenny Clarke, drums

                                Original session recorded by Rudy Van Gelder & produced by Bob Weinstock.

                                Hackensack, New Jersey, December 24, 1954.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Swing Spring
                                The Man I Love [take 2]
                                The Man I Love [take 1]
                                Bemsha Swing
                                Bags Groove [take 2]
                                Bags Groove [take 1]

                                Miles Davis

                                Birth Of The Cool - 2022 Reissue

                                  'Birth of the Cool' by Miles Davis was released 1957 on Capital Records and complies eleven tracks recorded by Davis's nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950. Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consisted of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony and marked a major development in post- bebop jazz. As the title suggests, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of the Cool Jazz genre.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Jeru
                                  Move
                                  Godchild
                                  Budo
                                  Venus De Milo
                                  Rouge
                                  Boplicity 
                                  Israel
                                  Deception
                                  Rocker
                                  Moondreams
                                  Darn That Dream

                                  Miles Davis

                                  That's What Happened 1982-1985: Bootleg Vol. 7

                                    3CD description:
                                    That’s What Happened 1982-1985: Bootleg Volume 7 is the next installment in the celebrated, award-winning archival series that began in 2011, shining an in-depth light onto different eras of the legendary career of Miles Davis. In the 1980s, popular music had moved to a smoother, electronic-based sound that traded the steam of previous years for subdued arrangements meant to elicit peace and deep reflection. Miles Davis embraced this era, pulling inspiration from FM radio and an upstart music video channel called MTV. He was searching for the next frontier, letting his creativity roam. This music on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 captures that exploration, and finds Miles beginning to re-emerge in a creative landscape far different than the one he left in 1975. He’s touched every inch of pop culture while keeping true to his iconoclastic vision of jazz as amorphous art that’s supposed to bend and flow and mutate to something else. On That’s What Happened, we get to play in the rubble of what would become yet another period of unprecedented innovation. Beauty resides in evolution. The set collects nearly 4 hours of unreleased music including 2 CDs of studio material from 1982 to 1985 plus another CD containing a complete, blistering show of one of Miles’ last amazing bands captured live at the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal in July 1983. Side men include a multi-generational who’s who of jazz talent from JJ Johnson, John McLaughlin, Al Foster and John Scofield to Mike Stern, Marcus Miller, Daryl Jones and Vince Wilburn.

                                    2xLP Highlights description:
                                    That’s What Happened 1982-1985: Bootleg Volume 7 is the next installment in the celebrated, award-winning archival series that began in 2011, shining an in-depth light onto different eras of the legendary career of Miles Davis. In the 1980s, popular music had moved to a smoother, electronic-based sound that traded the steam of previous years for subdued arrangements meant to elicit peace and deep reflection. Miles Davis embraced this era, pulling inspiration from FM radio and an upstart music video channel called MTV. He was searching for the next frontier, letting his creativity roam. This music on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 captures that exploration, and finds Miles beginning to re-emerge in a creative landscape far different than the one he left in 1975. He’s touched every inch of pop culture while keeping true to his iconoclastic vision of jazz as amorphous art that’s supposed to bend and flow and mutate to something else. On The Bootleg Series Vol. 7, we get to play in the rubble of what would become yet another period of unprecedented innovation. Beauty resides in evolution. This double LP collects highlights of Bootleg Volume 7 with over 80 minutes of unreleased studio material from 1982 to 1985 on white vinyl. Side men include a multi-generational who’s who of jazz talent from JJ Johnson, Al Foster and John Scofield to Mike Stern, Marcus Miller and Daryl Jones.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    3CD Tracklist:
                                    CD1
                                    1. Santana (13:06)
                                    2. Minor Ninths, Part 1 (3:13)
                                    3. Minor Ninths, Part 2 (4:13)
                                    4. Celestial Blues, Part 1 (8:05)
                                    5. Celestial Blues, Part 2 (4:04)
                                    6. Celestial Blues, Part 3 (6:57)
                                    7. Remake Of OBX Ballad (5:00)
                                    8. Remake Of OBX Ballad Sessions (7:17)
                                    9. Freaky Deaky, Part 1 (9:50)
                                    10. Freaky Deaky, Part 2 (5:25)
                                    CD2
                                    1. Time After Time (alternate) (5:53)
                                    2. Time After Time (full Session) (8:58)
                                    3. Theme From Jack Johnson (Right Off) / Intro (8:30)
                                    4. Never Loved Like This (studio Session Demo) (5:00)
                                    5. Hopscotch (slow) (5:39)
                                    6. Hopscotch (fast) (6:59)
                                    7. What’s Love Got To Do With It (4:25)
                                    8. Human Nature (alternate) (5:59)
                                    9. Katia (full Session) (10:24)
                                    CD3 (Live In Montreal, July 7, 1983)
                                    1. Speak (That’s What Happened) (12:27)
                                    2. Star People (9:21)
                                    3. What It Is (6:58)
                                    4. It Gets Better (12:25)
                                    5. Hopscotch (7:51)
                                    6. Star On Cicely (9:12)
                                    7. Jean-Pierre (7:34)
                                    8. Code 3 (6:36)
                                    9. Creepin’ In (10:36)

                                    2xLP White Vinyl Tracklist:
                                    LP 1 Side A
                                    Santana (13:06)
                                    Duet (Part 2) (4:32)
                                    Celestial Blues (Part 2) 4:03
                                    LP 1 Side B
                                    Remake Of OBX Ballad (4:59)
                                    Time After Time (alternate) (5:53)
                                    What’s Love Got To Do With It (4:25)
                                    Human Nature (alternate) (5:59)
                                    LP 2 Side C
                                    Freaky Deaky (vinyl Edit) 7:48
                                    Never Loved Like This (studio Session Demo) 5:16
                                    Hopscotch (fast) (6:59)
                                    LP 2 Side D
                                    Intro (8:30)
                                    Katia (full Session) 10:24

                                    Miles Davis

                                    Kind Of Blue - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                    Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. It was recorded on March 2 and April 22, 1959, at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City, and released on August 17 of that year by Columbia Records. The album features Davis's ensemble sextet consisting of saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, with new band pianist Wynton Kelly appearing on one track in place of Evans. Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. 

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    So What 
                                    Freddie Freeloader 
                                    Blue In Green 
                                    Flamenco Sketches 
                                    All Blues

                                    Miles Davis

                                    In A Silent Way - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                      In a Silent Way is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Miles Davis, released on July 30, 1969, on Columbia Records. Produced by Teo Macero, the album was recorded in one session date on February 18, 1969, at CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City. Incorporating elements of classical sonata form, Macero edited and arranged Davis's recordings from the session to produce the album. Marking the beginning of his "electric" period, In a Silent Way has been regarded by music writers as Davis's first fusion recording, following a stylistic shift toward the genre in his previous records and live performances. 

                                      Miles Davis

                                      Black Beauty - Miles Davis At Fillmore West

                                      "Black Beauty, Miles Davis At Fillmore West", was recorded on April 10, 1970 at Fillmore West, San Francisco, when Davis performed as the opening act for the Grateful Dead. The recording took place shortly after the release of Miles’ classic album Bitches Brew. The album was released in 1973, originally in Japan only. "Black Beauty", a true jazz-rock album, captured one of Davis’ first performances at a rock venue during the early stages of his electric period. At the concert, he led his band (saxophonist Steve Grossman, bassist Dave Holland, keyboardist Chick Corea, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and percussionist Airto Moreira) through one continuously performed set list.
                                      The songs in the band’s set list were as followed: “Directions”, “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down”, “Willie Nelson”, “I Fall In Love Too Easily”, “Sanctuary”, “It’s About That Time”, “Bitches Brew”, “Masqualero”, “Spanish Key”, and “The Theme”. They were performed as one continuous and uninterrupted piece of music, a practice Davis had begun in 1967. He later explained in his autobiography that performing these kinds of long musical suites without breaks allowed more space for improvisations in concert.

                                      The original Japanese booklet is included in this vinyl package.


                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Directions
                                      Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
                                      Willie Nelson
                                      I Fall In Love Too Easily
                                      Sanctuary
                                      It's About That Time
                                      Bitches Brew
                                      Masqualero
                                      Spanish Key/The Theme

                                      Miles Davis

                                      Bitches Brew LIVE

                                        180 gram audiophile vinyl
                                        Contains 3 previously unreleased live tracks
                                        Includes 12-page booklet
                                        Etched D-Side

                                        It has been said that jazz stopped evolving when Davis wasn't there to push it forward. Even if that isn't true, Miles Davis certainly was one of the greatest music innovators of the 20th century, pioneering cool jazz (with the 1949 recording of 'Birth Of The Cool'), modal jazz (with 1959's 'Kind Of Blue') and Fusion with 1970's 'Bitches Brew'.

                                        'Bitches Brew Live' contains recordings from two performances: the first three songs were recorded at his Newport Jazz performance in July 1969 - a couple of weeks before the Bitches Brew sessions in August of that year - and have remained unissued till this day.

                                        Miles performs with Chick Corea on electric piano, Dave Holland on acoustic bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums; musicians who all went on to become leaders of the Fusion movement. (Wayne Shorter unfortunately missed this date because he was stuck in traffic.)

                                        The A1 track "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" is the first professionally live recorded version of this song. The other six songs were recorded at the Isle Of Wight festival in 1970,and contain "Directions" and "It's About That Time" from the In A Silent Way sessions.

                                        Included in this exclusive release is a 12 page booklet with a liner note essay by renowned music journalist Michael Azerrad, and a special etch on the D side. Music On Vinyl is proud to bring you this -never before- released double vinyl edition.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A
                                        1. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down *
                                        2. Sanctuary *
                                        3. It's About That Time/The Theme *

                                        Side B
                                        1. Directions
                                        2. Bitches Brew

                                        Side C
                                        1. It's About That Time
                                        2. Sanctuary
                                        3. Spanish Key
                                        4. The Theme

                                        Side D
                                        Etch

                                        *Previously Unissued

                                        Miles Davis

                                        Live Evil - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                          The first in a continuing series of double-LP extravaganzas released only in Japan in the early '70s, 'Live Evil' mixes four studio tracks from 1970 with four live ones taken from a Washington, DC performance in December of that year. Amidst heavy competition, the live tracks - including "What I Say," "Sivad" and "Gemini Double Image" - are the highlights, featuring some of Miles' best playing of the decade, plus aggressive work on extended solo spots by John McLaughlin on guitar, Keith Jarrett on keyboards, and Jack DeJohnette on drums.




                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side A
                                          1. Sivad
                                          2. Little Church
                                          3. Medley
                                          Gemini
                                          Double Image

                                          Side B
                                          1. What I Say
                                          2. Nem Um Talvez

                                          Side C
                                          1. Selim
                                          2. Funky Tonk

                                          Side D
                                          1. Inamorata And Narration By Conrad Roberts


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