Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Live in New York (1958-59)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 250MB
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I'm please to announce that this one is actually good, at least the perfomance. Must be around the time of "Kind of Blue" and "Round Midnight" - sparce album notes - the gang from those albums is intact here. Miles has the modal, lyrical Bill Evans on piano. And a mellow Coltrane really listens here to what others are playing. And the great Miles himself, slightly sad and melancholy and tuneful with that Harmon mute. They still seem to LOVE the music.
A tuneful version of "Bye Bye Blackbird", not sped up. Miles quotes from "Maria" from Westside Story. "It Never entered my Mind" - Miles invests himself emotionally in the playing. "So What!" played in the better walking tempo.
The only problem, of course, is the recording, which is flat and two dimensional. CD was cut from an LP, not a master tape! Sounds like a cheap tape recorder or a cheap mike. But I've heard much worse recordings of Davis.
But don't let that keep you away from what is otherwise great songs and great performances.
-1. "Bye Bye Blackbird" - Dixon, Henderson - 6:48
-2. "Four" - Davis - 4:49
-3. "It Never Entered My Mind" - Hart, Rodgers - 3:48
-4. "Walkin'" - Carpenter - 6:28
-5. "Milestones" - Davis - 9:23
-6. "So What" - Davis - 8:50
Track #3: Cafe Bohemia, NYC, July 13, 1957
Tracks #1, 2, 4, 5: Cafe Bohemia, NYC, May 17, 1958
Track #6: The Robert Herridge Theatre, CBS-TV, April 2, 1959
on track #3: Miles Davis: trumpet; Red Garland: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Art Taylor: drums.
on track #1, 2, 4, 5: Miles Davis: trumpet; John Coltrane: tenor saxophone; Bill Evans: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Philly Joe Jones: drums.
on track #6: Miles Davis: trumpet; John Coltrane: tenor saxophone; Wynton Kelly: piano; Paul Chambers: bass; Jimmy Cobb: drums.