Yet Miles Davis was in little doubt that this was as great a quintet as anything that he had ever played in. I was beginning to realize that Tony and this group could play anything they wanted to. He was something else, man…. Tony played to the sound, and he played real hip, slick shit to the sounds he heard. How Deep Is Your Love - Take That - Greatest Hits changed the way we played every night and played different tempos DXM Tripcore - DJ Sailor Moon - life is not worth living every sound every night.
His is a great talent that is still shining as brightly as ever today listen for example to his recent recordings with Ahmed Jamal yet he has frequently been overlooked when the great tenor saxophonists are talked about. He has a conventional enough sounding approach with no flashy excesses yet his greatness arises from the depth of emotion that he evokes, a memorable, unmistakable tone from the instrument that sounds at times almost smokey and a distinctive subtlety that underlies everything that he does.
With such a great band, it is no surprise that the concert recorded at Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, February 12th should merit attention. Yet even by the high standards set by this group in its live performaces there was some special chemistry that night that gave this music an intensity and a lyricism that has seldom been matched in any era of jazz.
The event itself and its timing played a role in making this music unique. The concert was organized to raise funds for the voter registration drives that in early were at the centre of the demands for civil rights amongst black Americans who, particularly in the South, had for generations been prevented from voting and who had had to endure a segregation that had been rigidly applied to lunch counters, public transport and much else.
In what became know as Jim Crowlaws operating since the s in Walkin - Miles Davis - The Complete Concert 1964 - My Funny Valentine + Four & More Southern states made such discimination mandatory. When Rosa was sentenced to prison for her refusal, a Greyhound Bus Boycott, headed by Martin Luther King a campaign that made his name that lasted for almost a year was put in place and eventually led the bus company to end its segregationalist policy. Miles also recorded a studio version of the title song, muted, with piano trio backing in Davis's set that night was ostensibly in support of voter registration in Mississippi and Louisianabut he also mentioned Walkin - Miles Davis - The Complete Concert 1964 - My Funny Valentine + Four & More a Melody Maker interview that one of the concerts was in memory of John F.
Kennedy, who had been assassinated the previous year. Kennedy's death had struck at the hopes of many in the Civil Rights Movementa cause dear to Miles, who had expressed his admiration for the President in "I like the Kennedy brothers; they're swinging people. Two albums were assembled from the concert recording. Davis biographer Ian Carr notes that the former were "taken too fast and played scrappily", while the Funny Valentine pieces "were played Walkin - Miles Davis - The Complete Concert 1964 - My Funny Valentine + Four & More more depth and brilliance than Miles had achieved before.
Anyone who wanted to get a vivid idea of the trumpeter's development over the previous eight years or so should compare [earlier recordings of "My Funny Valentine" and "Stella by Starlight"] with the versions on this live recording. Tony Williams American jazz drummer track 8. Miles Davis jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter tracks 1—3, 5—7.
Miles Davis jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter track 8. Tony Williams American jazz drummer track 1. Ron Carter US jazz double-bassist Lets Celebrate - 52nd Street - Children Of The Night 5. Ron Carter US jazz double-bassist tracks 1—3, 5—7. Ron Carter US jazz double-bassist track 8. Herbie Hancock US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer tracks 1—3, 5—7.
Herbie Hancock US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer track 8. George Coleman US jazz saxophonist tracks 1—3, 5—7. Sam Rivers saxophone, flute jazz musician track 8.
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