Title - 'All of You: The Last Tour 1960'
Artist - The Miles Davis Quintet
The Miles Davis Quintet was an American jazz band from 1955 to early 1969 led by Miles Davis. The quintet underwent frequent personnel changes toward its metamorphosis into a different ensemble in 1969. Most references pertain to two distinct and relatively stable bands: the First Great Quintet from 1955 to 1958; and the Second Great Quintet from late 1964 to early 1969, Davis being the only constant throughout.
Miles Davis' tour of continental Europe during the spring of 1960 marked the close of his five year association with John Coltrane. Although the controversial saxophonist had already embarked on his own bandleading career and had been lured back to Davis group only reluctantly, creative sparks flew the instant the band took to the stage.
Night after night stunned audiences witnessed the trumpeter and his star sidemen reinventing their regular repertoire like never before. As the tour progressed through Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Holland, several of the bands appearances were broadcast or privately recorded, with the resulting tapes soon becoming sought after collectors items.
This new 4-CD, complete volume release compiles various recordings made during the trip, documenting the extraordinary creative alchemy of a legendary partnership about to disintegrate.
Featuring Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums, the recordings comprise radio broadcast and private recordings that, according to a press release, “have previously been available in a patchy and piecemeal fashion. This is the first time that a substantial body of the material recorded during the tour has been brought together in one collection.”
The six hours of recordings have been remastered, and the set features a 36-page booklet with liner notes by writer and tenor saxophonist Simon Spillett.
1. So What (March 21st 1960 First house)
2. Fran Dance (March 21st 1960 First house)
3. Medley: All Blues/The Theme (March 21st 1960 First house)
4. Interview with John Coltrane by Carl-Eric Lindgren
5. So What (March 21st 1960 Second house)
6. On Green Dolphin Street (March 21st 1960 Second house)
1. Medley: Walkin' (March 21st 1960 Second house)
2. So What (March 24th 1960)
3. On Green Dolphin Street (March 24th 1960)
4. Medley: All Blues/The Theme (March 24th 1960)
5. So What (March 30th 1960)
1. All of You (March 30th 1960)
2. So What (April 3rd 1960 First house)
3. 'Round Midnight (April 3rd 1960 First house)
4. Walkin' (April 3rd 1960 First house)
5. So What (April 3rd 1960 Second house)
6. If I Were A Bell (April 8th 1960)
7. Fran Dance (April 8th 1960)
1. So What (April 8th 1960)
2. All Blues (April 8th 1960)
3. The Theme (April 8th 1960)
4. On Green Dolphin Street (April 9th 1960)
5. So What (April 9th 1960)
6. 'Round Midnight (April 9th 1960)
7. Walkin' (April 9th 1960)
8. The Theme (April 9th 1960)