Friday, January 25, 2019

Full Show Friday: Miles Davis Live in Vienna 1973

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Miles Davis!
It's Jazzy January again here at RtBE, so get ready to kick off 2018 with some different styled shows every Friday. For this series we skew into new (or more recent) jazz lands. Keeping it current proves there is amazing live jazz still being performed no matter what Ken Burns says.

For January The Masters focuses on Jazz great Miles Davis

Continuing RtBE's Masters series this month we dig into a Full Show Friday from our favorite era of Davis, (and break our new jazz pledge again) his mid seventies live electrical phase. The concert from Vienna Stadthalle in 1973 may not be as powerful of some of the live albums we highlighted earlier this month, but it bright and cleanly shows a group of musicians getting after it with Davis.

That crew is: Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc). The alchemy and interplay is something to behold and while it certainly isn't for everyone it is some damn fine magic to these ears and eyes...

Pro shot with Pro Sound, which does wave in and out not always capturing all the instruments and I wish it was louder, but still worth hearing.  No need for setlists...Enjoy:

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