One of the least known Miles Davis recordings around, this release contains the complete Amsterdam Concertgebouw Broadcast recorded on December 8, 1957 with the talented tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen and the René Urtreger quartet. A recording which has remained virtually unavailable on any format for decades, Lone Hill Jazz is proud to put this hidden gem back into circulation. Although the sound quality is imperfect, the outstanding performances by the musicians most notably Miles himself more than make up for it.
1. Woody n You (D. Gillespie)
2. Bags Groove (M. Jackson)
3. Whats New (Haggart-Burke)
4. But Not For Me (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)
5. A Night In Tunisia (Gillespie-Paparelli)
6. Four (M. Davis)
7. Walkin (R. Carpenter)
8. Well You Neednt (T. Monk)
9. Round About Midnight (Monk-Hanighen-Williams)
10. Lady Bird (T. Dameron-N. Heath)
While I was in Paris writing the music for Malles film, I was playing at the Club St. Germain, with Kenny Clarke on drums, Pierre Michelot on bass, Barney Wilen on saxophone and René Urtreger on piano. I remember this gig because a lot of French critics got mad when I wouldnt talk from the bandstand and introduce tunes like everyone else did, because I thought the music spoke for itself. They thought I was arrogant and snubbing them. They were used to all those black musicians who came over there grinning and scratching up on stage. There was only one critic who understood what I was doing and didnt come down hard on me and that was André Hodeir, who I thought was one of the best music critics I had come across. Anyway, none of that shit bothered me, and I just kept on doing what I was doing. It didnt seem to disturb the people who came to listen because the club was jam-packed every night. Miles Davis
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