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 - Live In 1958 - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2022 14:16)on July 3, 2022 at 12:08 pm
MILES DAVIS Live In 1958 (1990 UK/French-pressed 8-track LP recorded live in 1958 in Greenwich Village & at Birdland in New York with John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver & more. The picture sleeve [VG+] has a couple of small paper blemishes & minor creases whilst the vinyl is Excellent & looks barely played EB418)
- Miles Davis - Bitches Brew - 1st - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $60.50, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2022 12:57)on July 3, 2022 at 12:08 pm
MILES DAVIS Bitches Brew (Original 1970 UK plain orange label 6-track double LP, featuring recordings whose very sound, production methods, album-cover art, & two-LP length all signalled that jazz could never be the same again. The gatefold picture sleeve is Very Good with scuffing around the perimeters including a few small edge splits, with all print clearly legible & Mati Klarwein's iconic artwork still shines. The vinyl is clean & grades EX+ with only some light paper hairlinesnot affecting play)
- Miles Davis - The Man With The Horn - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.52, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2022 10:45)on July 3, 2022 at 12:08 pm
MILES DAVIS The Man With The Horn (1981 UK graduated orange label 6-track LP, which saw the return of Miles to centre stage, including Bill Evans [the other one!] on soprano sax & electric bassist Marcus Miller, picture sleeve. The vintage price-stickered sleeve shows light signs of shelf wear & the vinyl looks barely played CBS84708)
- Miles Davis - Isle Of Wight - Dutch - vinyl LP - Promo - £50.00, $60.50, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2022 11:01)on July 3, 2022 at 12:08 pm
MILES DAVIS Isle Of Wight (1987 Dutch 7-track LP, with Call It Anything recorded at the Isle Of Wight on 29th August 1970, plus bonus recordings originally released as 7" singles Davis did for promotional purposes throughout the 70s. Featuring Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Jack De Johnette, Airto Moreira and more. The hype-stickered sleeve (still in opened shrink) shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played
- Miles Davis - On The Corner - shrink - Dutch - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.30, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2022 11:25)on July 3, 2022 at 12:08 pm
MILES DAVIS On The Corner (Early 80s Dutch issue of the 1972 4-track LP, picture sleeve. Both sleeve (still in opened shrink with original vintage price sticker) & vinyl are in superb 'as new' condition! CBS85549)