Live In Berlin 1969
Miles Davis (tp), Wayne Shorter (ts & ss), Chick Corea (el-p), Dave Holland (b), Jack Dejohnette (d)
This edition presents for the first time ever on CD, the Berlin performance by the 1969 Miles Davis Quintet with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette.
Wayne Shorter left the band in the fall of 1969, and this quintet was to be soon replaced by new formations with even greater accents on percussion, fusion and funk.
The band toured Europe from October 26 to November 9, 1969 after Miles Davis had recorded In A Silent Way. The Rome and Copenhagen performances by the same group can be found on a companion double CD set from the same label.
Miles Davis would later recount in his autobiography how highly he thought of this band, and how he was disappointed that there had been no live recording of the tour made. Miles was unaware of it at the time, but most of these performances (such as the ones included here) were recorded by European TV and radio stations or by audience members.
01. Introduction By John Obrien-Docker (2:04)
02. Directions (7:05)
03. Bitches Brew (13:17)
04. Its About Time (14:05)
05. I Fall In Love Too Easily (4:34)
06. Sanctuary Into The Theme (3:32)
07. Milestones (13:45) (*) Bonus Track
08. Footprints (11:42) (*) Bonus Track
09. 'Round Midnight / I Fall In Love Too Easily (8:55) (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 79:03 min.
Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor & soprano sax), Chick Corea (electric piano), Dave Holland (upright bass & electric bass) and Jack Dejohnette (drums).
Tracks #1-6 recorded at Berlin Philarmonie, Berlin, Germany, on November 7, 1969.
Tracks #7-9 are bonus tracks taken from the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 1969.
"This and its companion album from Gambit are first rate additions to the Davis canon."
Andy Hamilton -Jazz Journal