5 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE - INCLUDES 3 BONUS TRACKS
This release contains the complete original 10-inch LP Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Fontana 660.213), consisting of a suite of Miles Davis’ music for Louis Malle’s film of the same title (it was premiered in the United States as Frantic). This music was later released in the United States on the 12” LP Jazz Track (Columbia CL1268), adding to the suite an outstanding session by Miles’ sextet featuring John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans. Our edition includes the complete contents of both issues, plus, as a bonus, a quintet session showcasing Miles with Sonny Rollins.
MILES DAVIS, trumpet on all tracks, plus:
(1-10): Soundtrack for the film Ascenseur pour l’echafaud (Frantic/Lift to the Scaffold):
Barney Wilen (ts), René Urtreger (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Kenny Clarke (d).
Paris, December 4 & 5, 1957.
(11-14): Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (as), John Coltrane (ts), Bill Evans (p), Paul Chambers (b),
Jimmy Cobb (d). New York, May 26, 1958.
*Bonus tracks (15-17):
Sonny Rollins (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (d).
Hackensack, New Jersey, March 16, 1956.
NOTE: On some issues, “Fran-Dance” appeared with the original title of the tune on which it is based: “Put Your Little Foot Right Out” (Larry Spier). Miles dedicated the number to his wife, dancer Francis Taylor Davis.
1 GÉNÉRIQUE (Miles Davis) 2:50
2 L’ASSASSINAT DE CARALA (Miles Davis) 2:11
3 SUR L’AUTOROUTE (Miles Davis) 2:20
4 JULIEN DANS L’ASCENSEUR (Miles Davis) 2:09
5 FLORENCE SUR LES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES (Miles Davis) 2:52
6 DÎNER AU MOTEL (Miles Davis) 3:58
7 EVASION DE JULIEN (Miles Davis) 0:54
8 VISITE DU VIGILE (Miles Davis) 2:06
9 AU BAR DU PETIT BAC (Miles Davis) 2:54
10 CHEZ LE PHOTOGRAPHE DU MOTEL (Miles Davis) 3:55
11 ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET (Kaper-Washington) 9:49
12 FRAN-DANCE (Miles Davis) 5:49
13 STELLA BY STARLIGHT (Young-Washington) 4:43
14 LOVE FOR SALE (Cole Porter) 11:46
15 IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY (Dave Brubeck)* 4:38
16 NO LINE (Miles Davis)* 5:42
17 VIERD BLUES (Miles Davis)* 6:51
Total Time: 75:36