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In A Mellow Tone

In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday September 28th, 2016 with Wig
Remembering Miles

Miles Dewey Davis III left us 25 years ago today. An intense, chamelonic musician, Miles devoted nearly 50 years to keeping audiences on their toes. Of the many Miles to choose from, this tribute will focus on the year 1961 and the often-overlooked combo fronted by Miles and featuring Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks from two studio sessions and two seminal concerts, including Miles's first live performance with the Gil Evans Orchestra. A year (or, rather, two months) in the life of Miles Davis. Enjoy!
Someday My Prince Will Come (Churchill - Morey)
Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come - Columbia
Miles Davis (trumpet) with Hank Mobley and John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums). Recorded March 20, 1961, NYC.
Teo (Miles Davis)
Miles Davis Quintet - The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 - Columbia
Miles Davis (trumpet) with John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums). Recorded March 21, 1961, NYC.
Blues No. 2 (Miles Davis)
Miles Davis Sextet - Circle in the Round - Columbia
Miles Davis (trumpet) with Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Recorded March 21, 1961, NYC.
Theme (Miles Davis)
Miles Davis Quntet - In Person at the Blackhawk, San Francisco - Columbia
Miles Davis (trumpet) with Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums). Recorded April 21, 1961, Blackhawk, San Francisco.
So What (Miles Davis)
Miles Davis Quintet with the Gil Evans Orchestra - at Carnegie Hall - Columbia
Spring is Here (Rodgers - Hart)
Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra - at Carnegie Hall - Columbia
Teo (Miles Davis)
Miles Davis Quintet - at Carnegie Hall - Columbia
Walkin' (Richard Carpenter)
Miles Davis Quintet - at Carnegie Hall - Columbia
New Rhumba (Ahmad Jamal)
Miles Davis Quintet with the Gil Evans Orchestra - at Carnegie Hall - Columbia
Oleo (Sonny Rollins)
Miles Davis Quintet - at Carnegie Hall - Columbia
No Blues (Miles Davis)
Miles Davis Quintet - at Carnegie Hall - Columbia
I Thought About You (Mercer - Van Heusen)
Miles Davis Quintet - at Carnegie Hall - Columbia
En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor (J. Rodrigo)
Miles Davis Quintet with the Gil Evans Orchestra - at Carnegie Hall - Columbia
Miles Davis (trumpet) with Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums), plus the Gil Evans Orchestra. Recorded May 19, 1961, Carnegie Hall, NYC.
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