Monday, April 22, 2013

Blu-ray of the Month - "Miles Davis with Quincy Jones & The Gil Evans Orchestra"

Blu-ray of the Month
Miles Davis with Quincy Jones & The Gil Evans Orchestra: "Live at Montreux 1991" (Eagle Vision)

Featuring: Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Wallace Rooney, Kenny Garrett, Mike Richmond, Grady Tate, Gil Goldstein, Delmar Brown et al.

Previously released on LaserDisc as well as on DVD as part of the 10-disc set "The Definitive Miles Davis at Montreux Collection 1973-1981," it came out now on Blu-ray format, released here in the USA on March 19, 2013.

This concert from July 8th, 1991 was the last of Miles Davis many appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and took place only a few months before his death. Despite a defiant never look back philosophy, Miles was persuaded by Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs to take part in this tribute to his great friend Gil Evans, who had passed away in 1988. This truly unique concert was an historical event and a musical triumph, thankfully captured here for posterity. Miles Davis was a giant of 20th century music and this concert is as much a tribute to him as it is to the late Gil Evans.
Bonus Features: Interviews with Claude Nobs, Charlie Haden, Stanley Clarke, Michel Petrucciani, Helen Merrill, Betty Carter, Monty Alexander, Jean-Luc Ponty
1) Introduction 2) Boplicity 3) Maids Of Cadiz 4) The Duke 5) My Ship 6) Miles Ahead 7) Blues For Pablo 8) Orgone 9) Gone, Gone, Gone 10) Summertime 11) Here Come De Honey Man 12) The Pan Piper 13) Solea

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