Miles Davis

Live in Europe 1956 W/ Lester Young (JAZZ)

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Live in Europe 1956 W/ Lester Young

Miles Davis

Matchball Records

8436569195109

MTB 161241

JAZZ

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LIMITED EDITION IN SPECIAL SIX-PANEL DIGIPACK

INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS

At the end of 1956, Miles Davis decided to break up his quintet with John Coltrane and accepted an offer to tour Europe with a formation called “Birdland All Stars”, which also included Lester Young and the Modern Jazz Quartet. This release presents music recorded during that tour. Miles and Lester would never be recorded again playing together apart from the tapes made during this tour. Miles’ amazing 1955 Newport set has been added as a bonus in its entirety. This was the music (especially his rendition of “’Round Midnight”) that helped Davis enjoy a resurgence in his career after a period in which his name had been obscured by his drug problems.

PERSONNEL:

  • ON TRACKS [1-2]: The Modern Jazz Quartet: John Lewis (p); Milt Jackson (vib); Percy Heath (b); Connie Kay (d)
  • On TRACK [2] add the KURT EDELHAGAN Big Band. Stadhalle, Freiburg, Germany, November 12, 1956.
  • ON TRACK [3-5]: Same concert. René Urtréger (p); Pierre Michelot (b); Christian Garros (d)
  • ON TRACKS [6-8]: Same personnel as 3-5. Kongresshaus, Zürich, Switzerland, November 19, 1956.
  • ON TRACKS [9-10]: Same personnel as 3-5. Coliseum Theatre, Paris, France, November-December 1956.
  • ON TRACK [11]: Same personnel as 3-5. Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, November 2, 1956.

TRACKS:

  • 01. How High the Moon
  • 02. Lester Leaps In
  • 03. Tune Up
  • 04. What’s New?
  • 05. Indiana
  • 06. Four
  • 07. Walkin’
  • 08. Lady Be Good
  • 09. Four #2
  • 10. What’s New? #2
  • 11. Lady Be Good #2
  • 12. Introduction by Duke Ellington (*)
  • 13. Hackensack (*)
  • 14. ‘Round Midnight (*)
  • 15. Now’s the Time (*)
  • TOTAL TIME: 74:21 Min.