IN STOCKHOLM 1960 COMPLETE
Recorded live at the Concert Hall, Stockholm, Sweden on March 22 & October 13, 1960. Includes liner notes by Jan Lohmann.
Miles Davis (tp), Sonny Stitt (as, ts) or John Coltrane (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b) & Jimmy Cobb (d).
CD 1: 1. So What, 2. On Green Dolphin Street, 3. All Blues /The Theme, 4. Coltrane Interview, 5. So What, 6. Fran-Dance. CD 2: 1. Walkin' / The Theme, 2. Walkin', 3. Autumn Leaves, 4. So What, 5. Round Midnight / The Theme. CD 3: 1. June Night, 2. Stardust, 3. On Green Dolphin Street, 4. All Blues / The Theme, 5. All Of You. CD 4: 1. Walkin', 2. Autumn Leaves / The Theme, 3. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, 4. Makin' Whoopee, 5. Lover Man, 6. If I Were A Bell, 7. No Blues / The Theme.
Swedish label Dragon include two Miles Davis Quintet live shows in their entirety on this deluxe 4-CD set (one with John Coltrane, one with Sonny Stitt on sax). This was a unique time for Miles - his music was in the transitional period between playing standards over given chord patterns ("On Green Dolphin Street") and improvising more freely with the modal approach ("So What,""All Blues") that would become so influential. John Coltrane was nearing the end of his stay with Miles' band. Many would try to fill his shoes, including alto & tenor sax legend Sonny Stitt. All the players are at their peaks here, and the sound quality is excellent for the time.