Miles Davis records the live double album ‘Pangaea’ in Osaka, Japan (1975)

Miles Davis‘ ‘Pangaea’ is a live double album recorded in the evening of February 1, 1975 in Osaka, Japan and released in August 1975 By CBS/Sony.

Track Listing : 1.Zimbabwe (Miles Davis) – 41:48 . 2.Gondwana (Miles Davis) – 46:50

Musicians : Miles Davis – Organ, Trumpet . Pete Cosey – Guitar, Percussion, Synthesizer . Sonny Fortune – Alto Saxophone, Flute, Soprano Saxophone . Al Foster – Drums . Reggie Lucas – Guitar . Michael Henderson – Bass . James Mtume – Congas, Percussion, Rhythm Box, Water Drum

Production : Produced By Teo Macero Takaaki Amano – Assistant Engineer . Mitsuru Kasai – Assistant Engineer . Tamoo Suzuki – Engineer

Package : Teruhisa Tajima – Artwork . Tadayuki Naitoh – Photography . Kevin Whitehead – Liner Notes

Recorded On February 1, 1975 At Festival Hall In Osaka, Japan.

Released In August 1975 By Cbs/Sony.

(Source Miles Davis – Pangaea | Official site)

Pangaea is a truly massive album. And yet it features only two tracks, both of which are over fourty minutes long. In some ways it’s difficult enough to listen to it on CD or vinyl, but the idea that an audience could sit through it is mesmerizing. […]

mofoking @ RateYourMusic
We can’t really blame Miles for the fact there is nothing going on here. At the rare moments the band starts to cook they have to stop because someone’s guitar or keyboard sounds like ass. […]

More drums!” If there is anything that’s consistent in this free-for-all, as everybody interacts with everyone else in an almighty dirty groove & roll while improv is at an all-time high, it’s the rhythmic, or should we emphasize “polyrhythmic,” invention. Mtume and Foster are monstrous in moving this murky jam session along […]


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