Davis, Miles - Complete Blackhawk Sessions

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New, Unplayed. Out Of Print 6LP 180gm HQ Numbered, Limited Edition Box Set With 8 Page Booklet. It might seem inconceivable 42 years after so much material has come to light, that this was Miles’ first released live session, 13 excellent performances issued as a double album Miles Davis In Person — Friday And Saturday Nights At The Blackhawk . Over the years, more tunes found their way onto anthologies and six others were bootlegged in hideous sound in Luxembourg! Now all seven sets, 29 masters in all, from those two nights appear newly remixed and in set order as the band played them. Seven previously edited performances have been restored to their full length. The booklet includes an essay by trumpeter Eddie Henderson, original liner notes by Ralph J. Gleason and photographs of the period by Chuck Stewart. It has been said that this was one of Miles’ most popular groups on the club circuit. When you consider the degree of swing and compatibility that this group achieved, it is easy to see why. As soloists, Miles, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and pianist Wynton Kelly spoke in melodic declarative sentences; they shared a sensibility and an aesthetic. Powered by Paul Chambers’ bass and Jimmy Cobb’s drums, they swung effortlessly, one solo seamlessly blending into the next. They were a master class in the state of modern jazz in 1961. With standards like “All Of You” or “Someday My Prince Will Come,” they could dance on eggshells. They approached tunes like “Two Bass Hit,” “Well, You Needn’t” and “No Blues” with controlled ferocity. But no matter what they played, they always swung with grace and taste. This Is Low Number 0050.

Artist: Davis, Miles Title: Complete Blackhawk Sessions Genre: Jazz Type: Audiophile - LP Label: Mosaic Catalog ID: MQ6-220 Country: USA Our ID: 69695
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