31 October 2008

Miles Davis Quintet; Antibes, July 1963

This is a liberated boot,"Côte Blues", featuring the Miles Davis Quintet at the Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival in July 1963. The sound is excellent - it's from an FM recording - and the music is sensational, with the quintet in top form. Since picking this up from dime earlier this week (thanks to othmar1956 for seeding), it has been on constant rotation, and I hope it gives you some great music to enjoy over All Saints this weekend.

Miles Davis
George Coleman
Herbie Hancock
Ron Carter
Tony Williams

Recorded live at 'Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival', Antibes, France

July 26, 1963;
So What
Stella By Starlight
Seven Steps To Heaven

July 28, 1963;
If I Were A Bell
So What


Tantris said...



1009 said...

Thanks! Excellent choice, & excellent lead-in to another request:

Anybody out there got the Davis sessions from his "lost quintet" at a bitrate higher than 192? BigO has them posted right now & they're great; I highly recommend them in any form for fans of Bitches Brew-era Miles. (Although this is not the exact group that recorded BB, they do play a number of tunes from the record).

(Just to clarify, these would be the Rotterdam, Rome, & Ronnie Scott's sets from 1969.)

Anonymous said...


A high quality version of a relatively recent BBC broadcast of the Rotterdam 9.11.69 set was posted on Dime not long ago, by one ... Tantris88! Well-known to us all here, without the mathematics.

The Rome 27.10.69 set has been issued on a silver boot CD, and also earlier on vinyl, by the Moon label, (mis-identified as being from Paris), and also on the Jazz Door label.

The Ronnie Scott's 2.11.69 set has never appeared (to my knowledge) in any better form than the original 1969 BBC TV broadcast, i.e. rather low-fi.

Bear in mind also that at that time, the band normally played two sets per night.

Tantris said...

Thanks for reminding me! I can post a flac version if necessary, but I do have a mp3 @ 320 version already on rapidshare;


ABE said...

Thanks for this Miles set - I'd be interested in a FLAC version of the Lost Quintet set, if you're up for upping it...
Thank you either way!

1009 said...

Thanks, Tantris! I knew that this was floating around on dime but I've been having some trouble w/ my torrent software. Think I might give up on it.

In any case I'm very happy to hear this again in the superior form.

cooljazz said...

Wow, ZILLION thanks for that Miles post. Burning set.

sasha said...

Many thanks!! Seems the only appropriate thing to say for this and so many other beautiful recordings you have made available on this blog...Please keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million one and all for these - Miles was the spirit that set me free (musically)


sergey said...

rapidshare says 'error': This file is neither allocated to a Premium Account, or a Collector's Account, and can therefore only be downloaded 10 times.
This limit is reached.

please upload this album once again.

tajackson said...

Possible to re-up at some point?


Tantris said...

Sure - here it is in Apple lossless;