Sunday, July 31, 2011

StLJN Audio Archive:
Miles Davis' lost quintet

This week's StLJN Audio Archive material comes once again courtesy of the music sharing blog Nothing Is v2.0, and features Miles Davis' so-called "Lost Quintet" recorded live in 1969 in Paris.

Although this lineup of Davis' band never recorded as a five-piece - hence, the notion of their music being "lost" - it's basically the nucleus of the group that recorded Bitches Brew, with Davis on trumpet, Dave Holland on bass, Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax, Jack DeJohnette on drums and Chick Corea on keyboards. There are two CDs worth of material; here's the program, from the post at Nothing Is:

November 3, 1969
SALLE PLEYEL, PARIS--ORTF radio broadcast - First set
Directions (J. Zawinul) 8:00
Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 14:16
Paraphernalia (W. Shorter) 12:56
Riot (H. Hancock) 2:51
I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 2:07
Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 4:12
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (M. Davis) 19:17
The Theme (M. Davis) (with applause) 0:47

November 3, 1969
SALLE PLEYEL, PARIS--ORTF radio broadcast - Second set
Introduction 00:09
Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 12:24 (incomplete)
Agitation (M. Davis) 9:02
I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 3:12
Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 4:00
Masqualero (W. Shorter) 12:41
It's About That Time (M. Davis) 14:49 (incomplete)

To download a free copy of this recording of Miles Davis' "Lost Quintet," go here and read down to the bottom of the post. Look for the words "Download The Lost Quintet CD 7, and The Lost Quintet CD 8," click on them, and follow the instructions.

(This particular file is stored on Rapidshare, which means you'll eventually be looking for a greyish button marked "Free Download" in the lower right-hand part of your screen. Note also that if you right-click on the cover graphics in either this post or the one there, you can enlarge the image to a size suitable for printing and inserting into a CD jewel case. )

The StLJN Audio Archive links only to recordings that are out-of-print or that never have been commercially available. The purpose of the Audio Archive is encourage discussion, appreciation and knowledge of St. Louis jazz artists, and we encourage you to support them (or their estates) by purchasing authorized recordings and merchandise or, whenever possible, attending live performances.

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