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1965-'68: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 5/11/2004
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969092521
  • Catalog Number: 90925
  • Sales rank: 10,352

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 E.S.P. - Miles Davis (5:33)
  2. 2 R.J. (3:59)
  3. 3 Eighty-One - Miles Davis (6:17)
  4. 4 Little One (7:23)
  5. 5 Iris (8:33)
  6. 6 Agitation (7:51)
  7. 7 Mood (8:52)
  8. 8 Circle (5:54)
  9. 9 Orbits (4:38)
  10. 10 Dolores (6:23)
  11. 11 Freedom Jazz Dance (7:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Gingerbread Boy (7:48)
  2. 2 Footprints (9:48)
  3. 3 Limbo (5:28)
  4. 4 Limbo (7:19)
  5. 5 Vonetta (5:38)
  6. 6 Masqualero (7:05)
  7. 7 Masqualero (8:53)
  8. 8 The Sorcerer (5:11)
  9. 9 Prince of Darkness (6:27)
  10. 10 Pee Wee (4:48)
  11. 11 Water Babies (5:08)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Nefertiti (7:55)
  2. 2 Capricorn (8:32)
  3. 3 Madness (1:56)
  4. 4 Hand Jive (6:51)
  5. 5 Hand Jive (8:17)
  6. 6 Hand Jive (8:57)
  7. 7 Madness (6:45)
  8. 8 Madness (7:33)
  9. 9 Sweet Pea (8:03)
  10. 10 Fall (6:38)
  11. 11 Pinocchio (5:08)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Pinocchio (5:09)
  2. 2 Riot (3:05)
  3. 3 Thisness (5:51)
  4. 4 Circle in the Round (33:35)
  5. 5 Water on the Pond (7:10)
  6. 6 Fun (4:09)
  7. 7 Teo's Bag (5:58)
  8. 8 Teo's Bag (5:54)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Paraphernalia (12:39)
  2. 2 I Have a Dream (6:44)
  3. 3 Speak Like a Child (2:28)
  4. 4 Sanctuary (8:52)
  5. 5 Side Car I (5:05)
  6. 6 Side Car II (3:35)
  7. 7 Country Son (13:52)
  8. 8 Country Son (14:42)
  9. 9 Black Comedy (6:24)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Black Comedy (7:27)
  2. 2 Stuff (17:00)
  3. 3 Petits Machins (Little Stuff) (8:07)
  4. 4 Tout de Suite (14:40)
  5. 5 Tout de Suite (14:06)
  6. 6 Filles de Kilimanjaro (12:01)
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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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