Feb 102016
 

MDkyoto64Frwe just had a great long-weekend (for lunar new year) in kyoto, japan.  fantastic city, which you should visit if you’re going to japan.

anyway, here’s an old recording made in kyoto, from miles davis’ 1964 japan tour.  i’ve got 3 different versions of this, and had a lot of difficulty choosing which one to post here.  there’s another version (in mp3) on bigozine2.com, which is also where the cd covers come from (except on the front cover, i removed “mp3 version”).


miles davis quintet
maruyama ongaku-do hall, kyoto (japan)
15 july 1964

miles davis (tpt)
sam rivers (ts)
herbie hancock (p)
ron carter (b)
tony williams (d)

1 if i were a bell (f. loesser) 10:44
2 oleo (s. rollins) 5:22
3 stella by starlight (n. washington-v. young) 8:56
4 walkin’ (r. carpenter) 7:21
5 all of you (c. porter) 10:11
6 seven steps to heaven (v. feldman-m. davis) [incomplete] 2:56

lineage:
audience recording
cd > wav > tlh > flac
hooligan3244 said he ‘ripped this from cd 2 of “the unissued japanese concerts” (label
domino 891212). while converting the wav to flac, tlh created the md5. most of the info
is added from peter plosin’s “miles ahead”.’


sample: t06 seven steps to heaven.mp3

download: Mile Davis_1964-07-15_KyotoJapan.zip


May 132014
 

here’s another nice miles davis show, from his 1967 tour.  it was reseeded on dime last november, but i downloaded this copy in 2010.  like the last miles show, i’ve been relistening to them as i upload them here…. been another miles davis couple of days around here!


miles davis quintet
philharmonie
berlin, germany
4 nov 1967

miles davis: trumpet
wayne shorter: tenor saxophone
herbie hancock: piano
ron carter: bass
tony williams: drums

1. agitation 5:24
2. footprints 8:53
3. ’round midnight 7:51
4. no blues 10:51
5. masqualero 9:50

total time: 42:49

radio broadcast
issued as part of a bootleg cd, ‘live in europe’, new sound planet/ jazz up ju 320
all tracks were issued as a single title, ‘untitled medley’.

fm> ?> cd> soundforge (rebanding of tracks)> dbpoweramp> flac (level 6)> dime> your ears

here is another concert from the 1967 tour, a few days after rotterdam. the duet introduction to ’round midnight is fascinatingly different and equally beautiful. davis and herbie hancock clearly experimented with this opening each night. this concert ends with “masqualero,” which is more usually associated, i think, with the electric miles that is a few years away. all told, extraordinary music. i’ve pasted below the original info file, and as always, i am deeply grateful to the original seeder.

fyi, video footage of two dates from this tour, stockholm and karlsruhe, are included in columbia’s gargantuan box set, “the complete columbia album collection.”


sample:  t5_Masqualero.mp3

download: MilesDavis_1967-11-04_Berlin.zip


May 122014
 

last week, i was listening to a lot of miles davis from 1966 & 1967.  ok, i’ll admit it:  with miles after around 1970, i don’t always get it.  there.  in any event, those were some great shows on my little ‘miles davis mid-sixties’ day, so here’s one of them.  if i get ambitious, maybe another to come.

on the seed back in 2008 when i downloaded this, the seeder newplanet7 said

losin calls this an audience recording, but it sounds more like a board.
http://www.plosin.com/milesahead/sessions.aspx?s=660521

but actually losin describes it as a “soundboard recording (b-)”, which sounds right to me.  i’m not listening on the worlds best sound system, but i’d have put it more like “soundboard (a-)”, myself.

i think that this was also bootlegged by a european label “sunburn recordings” at some point but hasn’t been officially released that i am aware.


miles davis quintet
oriental theatre, portland or
21 may 1966

miles davis (tpt)
wayne shorter (ts)
herbie hancock (p)
richard davis (b)
tony williams (d)

disc 1
introduction :39
autumn leaves (j. prevert-j. mercer-j. kosma) 9:46
agitation (m. davis) (incomplete from start) 9:20
stella by starlight (n. washington-v. young) 10:35
gingerbread boy (j. heath) 11:40
no blues (m. davis) (incomplete) 9:28

disc 2
all blues (m. davis) 9:41
who can i turn to? (l. bricusse-a. newley) 8:51
so what (m. davis)/the theme (m. davis) (with applause) 9:06
my funny valentine (r. rodgers-l. hart) 11:40

audience
cassette ?gen -> nak dr-1 -> audiophile2496 – > soundforge -> wav -> flac


sample:  d2 t2 who can i turn to.mp3

download: MilesDavis_1966-05-21_PortlandOR.zip