Miles Davis records ‘Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall’ with Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (1961)

‘Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall’ is a live album subtitled ‘The Legendary Performances of May 19, 1961’ and released the next year by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.So What (Miles Davis) – 12:04 . 2.Spring Is Here (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 03:58 . 3.No Blues (Miles Davis) – 10:55 . 4.Oleo (Sonny Rollins) – 07:23 . 5.Someday My Prince Will Come (Frank Churchill, Larry Morey) – 02:43 . 6.The Meaning Of The Blues / Lament (Bobby Troup, Leah Worth / J.J. Johnson) – 04:34 . 7.New Rhumba (Ahmad Jamal) – 04:06

Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Hank Mobley – Tenor Saxophone . Wynton Kelly – Piano . Paul Chambers – Bass . Jimmy Cobb – Drums . Janet Putnam – Harp . Wynton Kelly – Piano On (2) . Paul Chambers – Bass . Jimmy Cobb – Drums . Bobby Rosengarden – Percussion . Gil Evans – Conductor . Gil Evans Orchestra – Orchestra . Danny Bank – Reeds . Eddie Caine – Reeds . Romeo Penque – Reeds . Bob Tricarico – Reeds . Dick Hixon – Trombone . Jimmy Knepper – Trombone . Frank Rehak – Trombone . Bernie Glow – Trumpet . Louis Mucci – Trumpet . Ernie Royal – Trumpet . Billy Barber – Tuba . Bob Swisshelm – French Horn . Julius Watkins – French Horn

Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Gil Evans

Arrangements : Gil Evans

Package : Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Bob Blumenthal – Liner Notes . Bill Coss – Liner Notes . George T. Simon – Liner Notes . John S. Wilson – Liner Notes . Vernon Smith – Photography

Recorded On May 19, 1961 At Carnegie Hall, Nyc.

Released In 1962 By Columbia.

(Source Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall’ | Official Site)

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The Carnegie Hall concert also featured the Gil Evans Orchestra, and it was the first time that Davis had ever performed live with an orchestra. […]

While it’s tempting to try and connect the historical dots, and proclaim such performances as first steps towards the contours he perfected with his mid-’60s quintet, Miles’ life-long knack of tapping the pulse of the jazz scene suggests that he was riding hard bop’s cresting second wave,… […]

All About Jazz
This is not my favorite Miles. He was simultaneously rattling his book to pieces while refining his modal performances. I prefer his earlier, less frenetic performances of “Walkin?” and “So What.” In any case, I cannot deny the historic significance of this rococo period in Davis? long career. […]


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