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 - Time After Time - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.44, €8.32 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jan-2022 17:05)on January 24, 2022 at 10:28 pm
MILES DAVIS Time After Time (1985 UK 7" vinyl single Katia, picture sleeve)
- Miles Davis - Get Up With It - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £40.00, $54.00, €47.60 (New Item) (arrived 30-Dec-2021 15:32)on January 24, 2022 at 10:28 pm
MILES DAVIS Get Up With It (90s Dutch red label issue of the 1974 8-track double LP, raved about by Lester Bangs at the time, not least for Rated X, a fiery avant-funk stormer of a track that we recommend for the more adventurous amongst you!The glossy gatefold sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played. An increasingly hard to find 90s vinyl at an advantageous price! CBS88092)
- Miles Davis - Miles & Monk At Newport - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.25, €17.85 (New Item) (arrived 16-Dec-2021 13:04)on January 24, 2022 at 10:28 pm
MILES DAVIS & THELONIUS MONK Miles & Monk At Newport (Late 70s, early 80s Dutch issue of the 1964 6-track live LP with Side 2 in stereo & Side 1 in mono, featuring Monk's quartet from 1963 with Pee Wee Russell on board & Miles' sextet recorded in 1958 starring both John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley. The picture sleeve [VG+] shows some light scuffs & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play)
- Miles Davis - Circle In The Round - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $20.25, €17.85 (New Item) (arrived 16-Dec-2021 13:14)on January 24, 2022 at 10:28 pm
MILES DAVIS Circle In The Round (1979 UK graduated orange label 10-track double LP compilation, featuring previously unreleased recordings from 1955 - 1970, gatefold picture sleeve with extensive liner notes. The sleeve [VG+] reveals some scuff marks from storage whilst the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with few signs of play)
- Miles Davis - In A Silent Way - Dutch - vinyl LP - £18.00, $24.30, €21.42 (New Item) (arrived 16-Dec-2021 14:40)on January 24, 2022 at 10:28 pm
MILES DAVIS In A Silent Way (1987 Dutch 'Jazz Masterpieces' series issue of the 1969 stereo LP, digitally remastered from the original analogue tapes. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played CBS4509821)