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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

    Live In Montreal, July 7, 1983 (RSD22 EDITION)

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      This double LP release includes one of Miles Davis' final great bands including John Scofield on guitar, Bill 'The Other Bill Evans' Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Miles was back in amazing form (ìincandescent and iridescent as ever as Greg Tate noted), when he mounted the stage at the Theatre St-Denis during theFestival International De Jazz De Montreal in July 1983 and this release is the first time this revelatory performance will be released. It has been lovingly mixed and mastered and will be included on CD and digitally in the next edition of the Miles Davis Bootleg series that focuses on the 1981-1985 period, coming later in the year, but the Record Store Day release would be it's exclusive release on vinyl.What It Is includes tracks from that year's release Star People, the Marcus Miller tune Hopscotch and the song Jean-Pierre that appeared on 1982's We Want Miles. The recordings of What It Is and That's What Happened were so well thought of by Miles that he utilized them for his 1984 release Decoy, but in heavily edited form and this release would include the first release of them in complete form. Packaged in beautiful gatefold packaging, the album features liner notes penned by the incomparable music journalist Greg Tate and represent some of his final writing.

      Miles Davis

      Live - Evil - Black Friday Edition

        AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

        LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        Originally released November 17, 1971, Miles Davis' Live-Evil turns 50 in November and this jazz-funk landmark double LP is a 100-minute workout of hard grooves and rhythmic explorations. Recorded live during his legendary 1970 stand at Washington DC's Cellar Door and then edited by producer Teo Macero, this album features Miles joined by a formidable row of top-flight musicians: Gary Bartz, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. The album's striking cover by legendary illustrator Mati Klarwein is complemented by two discs pressed on exclusive limited edition opaque teal colored vinyl.

        TRACK LISTING

        Sivad
        Little Church
        Medley: Gemini/double Image
        What I Say
        Nem Um Talvez
        Selim
        Funk Tonk
        Inamorata And Narration By Conrad Roberts

        Miles Davis

        Kind Of Blue

          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

          1951-1959: The Essential Works

            He was no doubt the most prolific, the most revolutionary and the most individual musician in jazz. He was the figure behind at least three jazz revolutions: in 1949/1950 he recorded The Birth of the Cool, a turning-point in jazz history that introduced the new jazz played in downtown clubs, just when ballroom jazz went into decline; in 1959 Miles recorded Kind of Blue, the music's genuine entrance into the modern world, and it became the best-selling jazz album for decades to come, because it sounded avant-garde at the time and still sounds like contemporary jazz today; and then in 1969 he recorded Bitches Brew, a synthesis of music that was rock, funk and jazz all at once, and which has often been named fusion, because Miles was the first to succeed in synthesizing all forms of music as a work of art that was masterly and essential. It remains one of the ten masterpieces of the 20th century.

            The Essential Works of Miles Davis brings to light the path that led from The Birth of the Cool to Kind of Blue, in other words, a decade of modernity whose advancement can be followed on every one of these four sides.


            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Whispering
            A2. Four
            A3. Solar
            A4. Bag's Groove
            B1. Round Midnight
            B2. Bye Bye Blackbird
            B3. Bemsha Swing
            C1. Summertime
            C2. Walkin
            C3. Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud
            D1. So What
            D2. All Blues

            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

            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

              Miles Davis

              Tutu - Deluxe Vinyl Edition

                30 years ago, in May and June 1985, Miles Davis signed with Warner Bros Records, shocking the music world by leaving Columbia. He immediately started working on an album to be called 'Perfect Way', named after a tune by Scritti Politti, but later renamed 'Tutu' by producer Tommy LiPuma. When 'Tutu' (a tribute to Desmond Tutu) was released in 1986, it re-ignited Miles Davis’ career, winning him two Grammy Awards. The record reflected the 80s, just as Herbie’s 'Rockit' did. That meant keyboards, sequencing, dub effects, drum machines and tonalities that often had the brightness and sharpness of the Fairlight era. This album was a key factor in raising Davis’ status to an international superstar.

                This deluxe double LP edition includes:
                • The remastered original album
                • An extra LP of live performances by the Miles Davis Octet of the Nice Jazz Festival of 1986 only available on the CD version of 'Tutu Deluxe'.
                • The packaging is a replica of the original vinyl album, including stickers, LP labels, Irving Penn’s beautiful and iconic photographs
                • All this on 180g double vinyl!


                Miles marries Betty, gets the funk and this is the end result: Along with "Kind Of Blue", but coming from a completely different angle, "Bitches Brew" is probably Davis' most celebrated work. Recorded in three days in August of 1969 and often heralded as the first shot fired in the fusion movement, "Bitches Brew" melds jazz with rock, and as an essential part of any psyche-prog head's record collection as jazz fans. Davis had already spearheaded two major jazz movements (cool and modal jazz) and was about to initiate another major change (the album's cover also sports the phrase "Directions In Music By Miles Davis" above the title). Most of the musicians (Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea ) who played on the album went on to become giants of the 1970s fusion movement, with "Bitches Brew" being the jump-of point. Artists as disparate as Carlos Santana, Joni Mitchell and Radiohead cite this epic long player as an influence.


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