1965-'68: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

1965-'68: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

by Miles Davis Quintet
     
 

There's little argument that the quintet Miles Davis led between 1965 and 1968 was one of the classic combos in the history of jazz. By teaming with the adventurous young musicians Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and …  See more details below

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There's little argument that the quintet Miles Davis led between 1965 and 1968 was one of the classic combos in the history of jazz. By teaming with the adventurous young musicians Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Tony Williams (drums), Davis pushed mainstream jazz toward the avant-garde, expanding on the modal jazz he inaugurated with Kind of Blue and laid the groundwork for fusion. Four of their five studio albums -- ESP, Miles Smiles, Sorcerer, Nefertiti -- were essential, and even when they were slightly off the mark, as on Miles in the Sky, they were still filled with provocative sounds and ideas. That's the reason why The Miles Davis Quintet 1965-'68: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings is an essential release. It contains all the music from each of the five studio records, plus half of the material released on Filles De Kilimanjaro and Water Babies, as well as several alternate takes and 13 previously unreleased selections. There's no question that this material is necessary for any jazz collection, but this may not necessarily be the best way to acquire it. The strict chronological sequencing is according to session order, which means the sequencing of the original albums -- which was quite effective in conveying the combo's ideas -- is thrown out of line, and the long stretches where alternates and master takes are back to back may be tedious to some listeners. Also, packaging all the discs within cardboard mock-record sleeves in a bound booklet may look attractive, but it's impractical and not designed for heavy listening. In other words, this music is essential, and this set will appeal to most serious jazz fans and historians, but less dedicated listeners are better served by the original albums.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969092521
catalogNumber:
90925
Rank:
66515

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. E.S.P.  - Miles Davis
  2. R.J.
  3. Eighty-One  - Miles Davis
  4. Little One
  5. Iris
  6. Agitation
  7. Mood
  8. Circle
  9. Orbits
  10. Dolores
  11. Freedom Jazz Dance

Disc 2

  1. Gingerbread Boy
  2. Footprints
  3. Limbo
  4. Limbo
  5. Vonetta
  6. Masqualero
  7. Masqualero
  8. The Sorcerer
  9. Prince of Darkness
  10. Pee Wee
  11. Water Babies

Disc 3

  1. Nefertiti
  2. Capricorn
  3. Madness
  4. Hand Jive
  5. Hand Jive
  6. Hand Jive
  7. Madness
  8. Madness
  9. Sweet Pea
  10. Fall
  11. Pinocchio

Disc 4

  1. Pinocchio
  2. Riot
  3. Thisness
  4. Circle in the Round
  5. Water on the Pond
  6. Fun
  7. Teo's Bag
  8. Teo's Bag

Disc 5

  1. Paraphernalia
  2. I Have a Dream
  3. Speak Like a Child
  4. Sanctuary
  5. Side Car I
  6. Side Car II
  7. Country Son
  8. Country Son
  9. Black Comedy

Disc 6

  1. Black Comedy
  2. Stuff
  3. Petits Machins (Little Stuff)
  4. Tout de Suite
  5. Tout de Suite
  6. Filles de Kilimanjaro

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis Quintet   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Miles Davis   Indexed Contributor,Trumpet,Chimes
Joe Beck   Guitar
George Benson   Guitar
Ron Carter   Bass,Electric Bass
Herbie Hancock   Piano,Celeste,Harpsichord,Electric Piano,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Electric Harpsichord
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Wayne Shorter   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams   Drums
Buster Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Bob Belden   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Annotation
Miles Davis   Liner Notes
Wayne Shorter   Liner Notes
Tony Williams   Composer
Todd Coolman   Liner Notes
Michael Cuscuna   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Howard Roberts   Producer
Frank Laico   Engineer
Teo Macero   Producer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Irving Townsend   Producer
Mark Wilder   Remixing,Mastering
Arnold Levine   Art Direction
Janet Boye   Art Direction
Howard Roberts   Producer
Nicholas Bennett   Packaging Manager
Stanley Tonkel   Engineer
Robert Schwartz   Mastering

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