Live in Vienna 1973
Miles Davis (tp), Dave Liebman (ts, ss & fl), Pete Cosey (g & perc), Reggie Lucas, Michael Henderson (el-b), Al Foster (d), James Mtume Forman (perc)
This release contains a previously unissued Miles Davis performance from his 1973 European tour in its entirety.
This concert was recorded with a very similar line-up to the later releases Dark Magus, Agharta, and Pangaea. The band includes bassists Michael Henderson, one of the first notable bassists of the Jazz-Rock era as well as one of the most influential jazz and soul bass players of the past 40 years.
Before working with Miles, Henderson toured with Stewie Wonder. Miles heard him in early 1970 and reportedly said to Wonder: "I'm takin' your fuckin'bass player."
01. Turnaroundphrase (11:44)
02. Tune In 5 (5:41)
03. Ife (12:46)
04. Right Off (3:17)
05. Funk (5:52)
06. Calypso Frelimo (23:25)
Total time: 62:48 min.
All compositions by Miles Davis.
Miles Davis (tp), Dave Liebman (ts, ss & fl), Pete Cosey (g & perc), Reggie Lucas, Michael Henderson (el-b), Al Foster (d) and James Mtume Forman (conga & perc).
Recorded at Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, on November 3, 1973.
"This concert was recorded in 1973 with a very similar line-up to the later releases Dark Magus, Agharta, and Pangaea, featuring Al Foster on drums, Michael Henderson on bass, Mtume on percussion, Dave Liebman on sax, and most importantly Reggie Lucas and Pete Cosey on guitar. It contains some material from the previously listed albums, and plenty that is not, at least in any recognizable form. Miles was recovering from a car accident, but refused to quit playing. "Just because I was forty-seven years old in 1973 didn't mean I was supposed to sit down in some rocking chair and stop thinking about how to keep doing interesting things. I had to do what I was doing if I was going to keep thinking of myself as a creative artist", he explained in his autobiography."
-Taken from the liner notes
Note: This music comes from private amateur recordings and the sound quality is not up to today's standards. Every effort has been made to improve it utilizing modern technologies.