Miles Davis is to have his 1991 concert at La Grande Halle, La Villette, Paris, France released as The Lost Concert through Sleepy Night Records on September 29, the thirtieth anniversary of his death.
The release completes a trilogy of releases that began with the label’s Number One jazz album Miles Davis: The Lost Quintet released last year, and The Lost Septet released last year.
Davis was renowned for never revisiting the past, even though many fans, critics and concert promoters always hoped that he would. Then, in July 1991, he did exactly that, not once, but twice. The first was two days earlier, when he had played the classic arrangements of Gil Evans from the 1950s and 1960 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Then, Miles arrived at Paris to play this special gig. It was simply advertised as “Miles and Friends” and neither the audience, nor Miles’ band, had any idea on what they were about to witness.
Playing with Miles was an amazing roll-call of past musical associates from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s: Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Al Foster, Steve Grossman, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Darryl Jones, John McLaughlin, Jackie McLean, John Scofield and Joe Zawinul. Miles’ band members were Kenny Garrett, Foley, Deron Johnson, Richard Patterson and Ricky Wellman.
Thirteen tunes were played at the concert, and the first three opening numbers, Perfect Way, Star People and Human Nature were played by Miles’ current band. Then, on come the special guests in various combinations, often mixing with Miles’ current band members. Miles plays a number of tunes from the 50s and 60s, including In A Silent Way/It’s About That Time, Dig, All Blues, Watermelon Man and Footprints.
The other tunes played are , a song written by Prince, Katia which features John McLaughlin and John Scofield on-stage together and Wrinkle. The concert ends with almost everyone joining Miles on-stage to play a rousing version of Jean-Pierre.
Davis’ final concert was at the Hollywood Bowl on August 25. He died just over a month later.
Miles Davis: The Lost Concert
1. Perfect Way
2. New Blues
3. Human Nature
4. All Blues
5. In A Silent Way
1. Out of Blue/Dig
2. Watermelon Man
6. Jean Pierre
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- Miles Davis - Miles & Coltrane - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.00, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2022 17:12)on November 30, 2022 at 9:36 pm
MILES DAVIS & JOHN COLTRANE Miles & Coltrane (1988 US 7-track LP, digitally remastered directly from the original analog tapes, featuring recordings from Newport, Rhode Island, 4 July 1958 & New York, 27 October 1955. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl appears barely played CJ44052)
- Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $29.99, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 08-Nov-2022 08:05)on November 30, 2022 at 9:36 pm
MILES DAVIS Birth Of The Cool (2016 UK/EU issue of the classic 1963 11-track mono LP, pressed on 180 gram Vinyl, housed in a picture sleeve with alternative artwork. The album features early 1949 to early 1950 recording sessions that marked a turning point in jazz towards a more stylistic sound, including the masterful 'Move' & 'Boplicity'. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains near 'as new')
- Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess - Red Label - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.00, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 26-Oct-2022 08:42)on November 30, 2022 at 9:36 pm
MILES DAVIS Porgy & Bess (Early 80s UK red CBS label issue of the 1959 13-track stereo LP, with orchestra under the direction of Gil Evans, vintage price-stickered picture sleeve with 'Nice Price' series catalogue inner. The sleeve reveals only light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Miles Davis - The Birth Of The Cool - glossy p/s - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.00, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Oct-2022 08:50)on November 30, 2022 at 9:36 pm
MILES DAVIS The Birth Of The Cool (1984 UK 11-track mono LP of the early 1949 to early 1950 recording sessions that marked a turning point in jazz towards a more stylistic sound, glossy non-barcoded picture sleeve with notes from Ian Carr. Thesleeve has a scuff to the front & the vinyl is in Excellent condition with just the odd minor sign of play CAPS1024)
- Miles Davis - Music From Siesta - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.00, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Oct-2022 10:41)on November 30, 2022 at 9:36 pm
MILES DAVIS & MARCUS MILLER Music From Siesta (1987 US 10-track LP of music from the soundtrack of the film, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl appears barely played)