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Live-Evil
     

Live-Evil

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by Miles Davis
 

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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, D.C. performance in December of that year. Amidst heavy competition, the live tracks -- including "What I Say," "Sivad" and "Funky Tonk" -- are the

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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, D.C. performance in December of that year. Amidst heavy competition, the live tracks -- including "What I Say," "Sivad" and "Funky Tonk" -- 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. Alternating chaotic deep-groove passages with a few more atmospheric, Live-Evil held up for two decades as one of the great import-only Miles Davis albums, until it was reissued in America by Columbia/Legacy in 1997. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/1997
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646513521
catalogNumber:
65135

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Gary Bartz   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Ron Carter   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Herbie Hancock   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Dave Holland   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Keith Jarrett   Organ,Keyboards,Electric Piano
John McLaughlin   Guitar
Wayne Shorter   Soprano Saxophone
Steve Grossman   Soprano Saxophone
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Joe Zawinul   Electric Piano
Khalil Balakrishna   Electric Sitar
Billy Cobham   Drums
Armando Anthony Corea   Electric Piano
Michael Henderson   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Hermeto Pascoal   Drums,Electric Piano,Vocals,Voices,Human Whistle
Conrad Roberts   Narrator

Technical Credits

Gary Bartz   Liner Notes
Bob Belden   Producer,Reissue Producer
Steven Berkowitz   Reissue Series
Kevin Gore   Reissue Series
Mati Klarwein   Illustrations
Teo Macero   Producer
John Berg   Cover Design
Hope Chasin   Packaging Manager
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera   Art Direction
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
Abdul Mati   Artwork,Cover Art
Stanley Tonkel   Engineer

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Live-Evil 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
For those interested in a taste of electric Miles this may be the place to start. Live-Evil (a palindrome) seems to contain most of the elements Davis used in his electric period. Keith Jarret adds some interesting keyboards to many of the tracks. The live recordings have hardly any applause and seem more like studio works than concert tapes. Two brief numbers seem to be a nod to more traditional jazz. This may not be Davis' best 70s CD but it is worth owning. If you like this try Big Fun and Get Up With It also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago