After Bootleg Series 1, another Miles Davis / MOV exclusive! The European tours of 1969 are some of the only existing recordings of Miles Davis and his 'third great quintet' (Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack De Johnette). Bootleg 2: Live In Europe 1969 captures the short-lived quintet in three separate concert settings across 4 LPs, containing selections from two nights at Festival Mondial Du Jazz D'Antibes in France and one night in Stockholm, Sweden. Finally, these recordings have been officially released on vinyl!
Released in the late fifties, A Night In Tunisia is a Jazz milestone and prime example of Blakey's exceptional rhythmic prowess. This album is not all about drumming though; it leaves much space for great melodical interplay by fellow musicians Sam Dockery on piano, John Griffin and Ferris Benda on saxophone, Bill Hardman on trumpet and Jimmy De Brest on double bass. Now available with crystal clear, remastered audio!
Dr John's Gumbo was released in 1972 and is in many ways a tribute to his hometown New Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey Piano Smith, Earl King and Earl Gaines. Dr. John delivers a strong set of infectious songs drenched in good vibes and spiced with a pinch of voodoo.
Live on stage Lynyrd Skynyrd were as white-hot as a band can get, which shows on their live LP One More From The Road. It entered the Top 10 instantly, proving to be their best selling album of all time. We're proud to release one of the albums of the travellin' band capturing their most phenomenal songs and awesome live reputation on two discs.
Spirit were unarguably the most interesting band under the Californian sun in the hippie Sixties, a freeform musical oddity that successfully combined Jazz, Rock, Prog, Folk and Indian influences. Their eponymous debut album shows their versatility, proving to be a blueprint for subsequent releases such as The Family That Plays Together [MOVLP556] and Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus [MOVLP555].
The lead singer for the Walker Brothers released his first solo album Scott in 1967. Eschewing all Pop trends at the time, Walker stepped it up a notch, crooning with a nod to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and chansonnier Jacques Brel. His approach paid off: the album reached the Top 3 in Great Britain and was the first in a string of very successful solo albums.