Friday, January 11, 2019

Full Show Friday: Miles Davis Quintet 10/11/64 Milan, Italy

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

This week we are breaking with our own rule from up above and skewing old to continue The Masters series. Here is Miles second great quintet early on in their run playing a show at Teatro dell'Arte in Milan, Italy. Trumpet: Miles Davis Saxophone: Wayne Shorter Piano: Herbie Hancock Bass: Ron Carter Drums: Tony Williams are all world class and this hour long television broadcast captures their playing in 1964. 

Playing with classics like "Autumn Leaves" and "My Funny Valentine" the quartet are up to snuff, vamping all over and around the standards with Davis leading the way with his exploratory horn. While the TV sound is not perfect (the bass and drums get short changed) having video of this group is a plus in and of itself. 

Pro shot and Pro Sound (for 1964) Enjoy:

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