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Miles Davis - At Newport 1955-1975 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 4) 4CD

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Four-Disc Set Chronicles Miles Davis' Evolution Through Sets At Various Newport Jazz Festivals!

Miles Davis' impact on the innovation and stylistic development of jazz could be heard and seen from the mid-'40s to the early '90s. 'Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4,' the latest installment in Legacy Recordings' multi-disc box sets devoted to rare live performances by the revolutionary trumpeter, chronicles that incredible evolution over two decades through the lens of the Newport Jazz Festival.

Established in Newport, Rhode Island in 1954 and curated/promoted by jazz impresario/musician George Wein, the Newport Jazz Festival was instrumental to both the development and mainstreaming of jazz music in America as well as live music in a festival setting. From Woodstock to Bonnaroo and Monterey Pop to the Isle of Wight, the modern festival concept can trace its roots back to Wein's vision.

A half-century after his first groundbreaking performance at Newport, 'Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4' serves as the most definitive overview of Miles' pioneering growth within the jazz world and beyond. At Newport, he perhaps felt freer to move ahead and try exciting new things; the eight appearances featured here—many of which are being represented on record for the first time anywhere—are definitive proof of his evolving genius.

The Newport Jazz Festival—whose founder George Wein was the recipient of a special Grammy Trustees Award in 2015—will also commemorate the 60th anniversary of Davis' performance with live tributes and additional events.

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For Miles Davis, the then-29-year-old trumpeter at the forefront of the hard bop movement in jazz, his appearance at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival was a key moment. One of the attendees, producer George Avakian, was inspired by the performance to sign Miles to a new deal at Columbia Records, where he would record from 1955 to 1985.

Over the next two decades, Miles continued pushing the boundaries of jazz, in studio and in concert, with an ever-changing cycle of legendary sidemen. His second performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 was one of the first live performances of the lineup that would record Davis' magnum opus Kind Of Blue in 1959: saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb. In 1966 and 1967, he'd bring his last acoustic band, the "second great quintet" (saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams), to the festival grounds.

The 1969 Newport Jazz Festival was a particularly eclectic affair, featuring both jazz performances and sets from rock and soul acts from Jeff Beck and B.B. King to Sly & The Family Stone and Led Zeppelin. That year's performance saw Miles, weeks from both the release of the revolutionary In A Silent Way and the recording of acclaimed follow-up Bitches Brew (1970), bring an electric touring band consisting of Chick Corea on electric piano, Dave Holland on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums.

In the 1970s, as the festival grew and changed, touring through Europe and transplanting to New York City, Miles would shine the spotlight on some of his most challenging bands, featuring notable musicians such as Keith Jarrett, Dave Liebman, Pete Cosey, Dave Holland, Gary Bartz, Al Foster, Michael Henderson, Reggie Lucas and James Mtume Forman, among others.

Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 utilizes original master tapes sourced from around the world for the best possible sound. This includes the original Voice of America tapes, loaned by the Library of Congress, for the Newport 1955 recordings; original Columbia masters for the Newport 1958 set; and analog masters loaned by the Swiss Broadcasting Company for the 1971 recordings at Neue Stadthalle, Dietikon, Switzerland.

Features rare and unheard performances from Miles with all-star sidemen (26 unreleased music tracks!)

 


CD1 - 17/07/1955 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL FESTIVAL FIELD & 03/07/1958 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL FESTIVAL FIELD

1. Spoken Introductions By Duke Ellington And Gerry Mulligan (Previously Unreleased)
2. Hackensack (Thelonious Monk) (Previously Unreleased)
3. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk-Cootie Williams-Bernie Hanighen)
4. Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) (Previously Unreleased)
5. Spoken Introduction By Willis Conover
6. Ah-Leu-Cha (Charlie Parker)
7. Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk)
8. Fran-Dance (Miles Davis)
9. Two Bass Hit (John Lewis-Dizzy Gillespie)
10. Bye Bye Blackbird (Mort Dixon-Ray Henderson)
11. The Theme (Miles Davis)

CD2 - 04/07/1966 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL FESTIVAL FIELD & 02/07/1967 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL FESTIVAL FIELD

 1. Gingerbread Boy (Jimmy Heath) (Previously Unreleased)
 2. All Blues (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
 3. Stella By Starlight (Ned Washington-Victor Young) (Previously Unreleased)
 4. R.J. (Ron Carter) (Previously Unreleased)
 5. Seven Steps To Heaven (Victor Feldman-Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
 6. The Theme (Miles Davis) / Closing Announcement By Leonard Feather (Previously Unreleased)
 7. Spoken Introduction By Del Shields (Previously Unreleased)
 8. Gingerbread Boy (Jimmy Heath) (Previously Unreleased)
 9. Footprints (Wayne Shorter) (Previously Unreleased)
10. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk-Cootie Williams-Bernie Hanighen) (Previously Unreleased)
11. So What (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
12. The Theme (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
13. Closing Announcement By Del Shields (Previously Unreleased)

CD3 - 05/07/1969 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL FESTIVAL FIELD & 01/11/1973 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL IN BERLIN & 01/07/1975 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL NEW YORK

1. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (Miles Davis)
2. Sanctuary (Wayne Shorter)
3. It's About That Time (Miles Davis) / The Theme (Miles Davis)
4. Band Warming Up / Voice Over Introduction  (Previously Unreleased)
5. Turnaroundphrase (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
6. Tune In 5 (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
7. Ife (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
8. Untitled Original (Previously Unreleased)
9. Tune In 5 (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
10. Mtume (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)

CD4 - 22/10/1971 (FIRST OF TWO CONCERTS BY DAVIS ON THAT EVENING) NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL IN EUROPE NEUE STADTHALLEDIETIKON, SWITZERLAND

1.  Directions (Joe Zawinul) (Previously Unreleased)
2. What I Say (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
3. Sanctuary (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
4. It's About That Time (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
5. Bitches Brew (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
6. Funky Tonk (Miles Davis) (Previously Unreleased)
7. Sanctuary (Wayne Shorter) (Previously Unreleased)

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