The explosive transformation of Miles Davis' 'second great Quintet' with Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Tony Williams (drums) is laid bare on Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1.
Culled from original state-owned television and radio sources in Belgium, Denmark, and France, this 5 LP box set spans three northern European festival performances over the course of nine days in October-November 1967. The audio shows consist entirely of previously unreleased or previously only bootlegged material.
Miles' Quintet lineup of 1965 to '68 is acknowledged as one of the high reference points in 20th century jazz, and its influence continues to reverberate in small group jazz today, and it was the quintet's live performances, as they evolved into Miles' ideal of a "leaderless" jamming ensemble, that truly immortalized them.
Live In Europe 1967, Bootleg vol 1 is the best historical album of 2012, according to the Downbeat Critics Poll 2012.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Including 16-page booklet with liner notes by jazz-historian Ashley Kahn and superior packaging