Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Live

Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Live

by Miles Davis
     
 
Setlist is a new series by the Sony Legacy imprint to showcase live sides by artists in their catalog. In looking at the track listing and time period of the Miles Davis volume, it also seems like they were going with a series of cuts that highlighted only some of the many changes Davis either initiated in jazz or went through as an

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Setlist is a new series by the Sony Legacy imprint to showcase live sides by artists in their catalog. In looking at the track listing and time period of the Miles Davis volume, it also seems like they were going with a series of cuts that highlighted only some of the many changes Davis either initiated in jazz or went through as an artist while at the label. Produced for release by Steve Berkowitz, the comp begins, as it rightfully should, with "Straight No Chaser/The Theme," from the Jazz at the Plaza album, whose recordings took place in 1958, though they weren't released until 1973. The band at the time was a sextet featuring Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, and Cannonball Adderley. It's followed a quintet -- minus Adderley -- reading of "Bye Bye Blackbird" from the same year, taken off Miles and Monk Live at Newport. There are two tracks from In Person: Friday & Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete, with a quintet that features Hank Mobley and Wynton Kelly from 1961. The early version of the second great quintet is heard on "Milestones," off Miles Davis in Europe from 1964, and includes Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, with George Coleman on tenor, and "My Funny Valentine" with Sam Rivers instead of Coleman off Heard 'Round the World; this is included though Davis' displeasure with Rivers in this band is well known. The final two cuts -- "So What" and "All Blues" -- complete the second great quintet with Wayne Shorter; the former is from Heard 'Round the World, recorded in 1964, and the latter is off Live at the Plugged Nickel, cut in 1965. This compilation doesn't include any of Davis' performances with his later, electric bands, making this a "Best of Miles Davis Live: Acoustic."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2011
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886979227224
catalogNumber:
792272
Rank:
73094

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Ron Carter   Bass,Acoustic Bass
George Coleman   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Evans   Piano
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Hank Mobley   Tenor Saxophone
Sam Rivers   Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Shorter   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams   Drums
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Paul Chambers   Bass
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Ron Carter   Art Direction
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Documentation
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Teo Macero   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Russ Payne   Engineer
Vernon Smith   Back Cover Photo
Irving Townsend   Producer
Steve Futterman   Liner Notes
Don Hunstein   Back Cover Photo
Ruby Wolpert   Producer
M. Dixon   Composer
R. Henderson   Composer

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