Legacy Introduces New Miles Davis "Bootleg Series"

Legacy Introduces New Miles Davis "Bootleg Series"

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Culled from original state-owned television and radio sources in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, and Sweden, Volume 1 of Legacy Recordings's new Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967 showcases the transformation of Davis's “second great quintet” of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. The set will be a package of 3 CDs and one DVD, with an  8-panel digipak and 28-page booklet.

Miles' Quintet lineup of 1965 to '68 is acknowledged as one of the high reference points in 20th century jazz, as seen in classic recordings like E.S.P. (1965), Miles Smiles (1966), Sorcerer (1967), and Nefertiti (1967). These recordings, nearly all full concerts throughout the '67 European tour, catch the group in full swing, creatively loose and wildly collaborative. The DVD includes two concert sets by the Quintet, one from Stockholm on October 31st, and one from Karlsruhe, Germany on November 7th (although they are sequenced in reverse chronological order). This is the only known video documentation of the “second great Quintet" from the 1965 to '68 period.

For more info, visit www.milesdavis.com