Miles Davis’ ‘Miles Smiles’ is an album recorded on October 24 & 25, 1966 with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams and released in January 1967 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Orbits (Wayne Shorter) – 04:37 . 2.Circle (Miles Davis) – 05:52 . 3.Footprints (Wayne Shorter) – 09:46 . 4.Dolores (Wayne Shorter) – 06:20 . 5.Freedom Jazz Dance (Eddie Harris) – 07:13 . 6.Gingerbread Boy (Jimmy Heath) – 07:43
Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone . Herbie Hancock – Piano . Ron Carter – Double Bass . Tony Williams – Drums
Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Frank Laico – Engineer
Package : Vernon Smith – Cover Photography . Chris Albertson – Liner Notes . Bob Belden – Liner Notes . Jan Persson – Photography . Anthony Tuttle – Liner Notes
Recorded On October 24–October 25, 1966 At Columbia 30Th Street Studio (New York, New York).
Released In January 1967 By Columbia.
This is an excellent album from one of the most fruitful eras of Miles Davis’ career. It features an intense group of young musicians finding new ways to explore modal musicand their brand of free jazz mixed with hard bop. Highly recommended. […]
I first heard this album in 2006 after listening to a lot of bebop when I thought Charlie Parker took invention as far as it could go. Parker did, but he never had a band like Davis’ quintet behind him… They’ve digested bebop but they’ve loosened the strictures, allowing them all to swing more. […]
However, don’t let anybody tell you that this record sucks shit because, although it definitely socks shoot, it does include a few pieces of wisdom that warrant discussion here on a Sunday (The Lord’s Black Sabbath Day): […]