Miles Davis’ ‘Ascenseur pour l’échafaud’ is an album featuring the musical cues for the eponymous 1958 Louis Malle film recorded on December 4 and 5, 1957.
Track Listing : 1.Générique (Miles Davis) – 02:45 . 2.L’ Assassinat De Carala (Miles Davis) – 02:10 . 3.Sur L’Autoroute (Miles Davis) – 02:15 . 4.Julien Dans L’Ascenseur (Miles Davis) – 02:07 . 5.Florence Sur Les Champs Élysées (Miles Davis) – 02:50 . 6.Diner Au Motel (Miles Davis) – 03:58 . 7.Évasion De Julien (Miles Davis) – 00:53 . 8.Visite Du Vigile (Miles Davis) – 02:00 . 9.Au Bar Du Petit Bac (Miles Davis) – 02:50 . 10.Chez Le Photographe Du Motel (Miles Davis) – 03:50
Musicians : Barney Wilen – Tenor Saxophone . René Urtreger – Piano . Pierre Michelot – Bass . Kenny Clarke – Drums
Production : Produced By Miles Davis
Package : Boris Vian – Liner Notes
Recorded December 4 And 5, 1957 At Le Poste Parisien Studio In Paris .
Released 1958 By Fontana.
All About Jazz
And only an artist as confident and focused as Miles could pull such strong performances out of a group that had played very little together; the album is a continuing testimony to Miles’ strength as a leader. […]
The music showed that something was afoot. The new music fit the new generationand it was an appropriate accompaniment for Elevator to the Gallows, with its young, streetwise punk Louis, who seems as chaotic and jarring as the Miles Davis soundtrack.” […]
This recording can stand proudly alongside Duke Ellington’s music from Anatomy of a Murder and the soundtrack of Play Misty for Me as great achievements of artistic excellence in fusing dramatic scenes with equally compelling modern jazz music. […]