Saturday, September 19, 2009

Miles Davis Quintet - The Complete Columbia Studio Sessions, 1965-68 (1998) 6CD

THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA STUDIO RECORDINGS (1965-1968) includes every track from the albums E.S.P., MILES SMILES, SORCERER, NEFERTITI, MILES IN THE SKY as well as portions of WATER BABIES, CIRCLE IN THE ROUND, DIRECTIONS and FILLES DE KILIMANJARO that featured the quintet. This release includes a 116-page booklet enclosed in a scrapbook-like packager with an engraved metal binder.

Recorded between January 20, 1965 and June 21, 1968. Includes liner notes by Michael Cuscuna, Todd Coolman and Bob Belden.

THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA STUDIO RECORDINGS (1965-1968) won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Album Notes and was nominated for Best Boxed Recording Package.

After hiring Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams for the New York sessions of SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN, Miles Davis combed through a series of saxophonists until settling on Wayne Shorter to complete his second great quintet. From their first complete recording as a unit, E.S.P. (1965), to their last session for FILLES DE KILIMANJARO (1968), this group profoundly changed the face of modern jazz. This recorded history has been beautifully preserved and presented in this staggering collection, THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA STUDIO RECORDINGS 1965-68.

From the beginning it is evident that the music herein is of an unmatched quality and power. The genius of Hancock, the melodic invention of Shorter, the solidity of Carter's foundation and the thundering torrent of Williams all gels into a cohesive symphony of sound under the guiding hand of the Prince of Darkness, himself. The listener is able to trace the development of each member's compositional prowess and its effect on Davis' musical approach throughout the group's tenure. Each successive disc illustrates how the group explored uncharted musical territory with each session. Eventually, Davis would take his art in a new, more electric direction, thus ending this important period of jazz history


marram62 said...

Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (1965-1968) CD DISC 1:

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

marram62 said...

Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (1965-1968) Songs DISC 2:

1. Ginger Bread Boy
2. Footprints
3. Limbo - (alternate take)
4. Limbo
5. Vonetta
6. Masqualero - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
7. Masqualero
8. Sorcerer, The
9. Prince of Darkness
10. Pee Wee
11. Water Babies

marram62 said...

Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (1965-1968) Album DISC 3:

1. Nefertiti
2. Capricorn
3. Madness - (previously unreleased, rehearsal take)
4. Hand Jive - (previously unreleased, take 1)
5. Hand Jive - (previously unreleased, take 2)
6. Hand Jive $0.99
7. Madness - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
8. Madness
9. Sweet Pea
10. Fall
11. Pinocchio - (alternate take)

marram62 said...

Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (1965-1968) CD DISC 4:

1. Pinocchio
2. Riot
3. Thisness - (previously unreleased)
4. Circle in the Round - (previously unreleased, 33-minute version)
5. Water on the Pond
6. Fun
7. Teo's Bag - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
8. Teo's Bag

marram62 said...

Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (1965-1968) Songs DISC 5:

1. Paraphernalia - (with George Benson)
2. I Have a Dream - (previously unreleased, rehearsal take)
3. Speak Like a Child - (previously unreleased, rehearsal take)
4. Sanctuary
5. Side Car I
6. Side Car II
7. Country Son
8. Country Son - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
9. Black Comedy - (previously unreleased, alternate take)

marram62 said...

Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (1965-1968) Album DISC 6:

1. Black Comedy
2. Stuff
3. Petits Machins
4. Tout de Suite - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
5. Tout de Suite
6. Filles de Kilimanjaro

letlive said...

Thanks - a - million!

tommythomaso said...

Jazzbros/Marram62, thanx for these Davis treats. I'd be tempted to call this group the best of all time. It's also worth noting that Shorter's work for Blue Note, as a leader and sideman, during essentially the same period was conpletely different than his playing with Miles. Nevertheless, it was killer on both Columbia and Blue Note.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million for these fantastic Miles albums!

Anonymous said...

JohnnyKinkdom sez: Thanks for this amazing set. I have the albums of this great jazz quintet and love hearing all the bonus materials. Great site. Keep up the box set postings.

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