The Genius of Miles Davis Photo of the Week: September 14

This photo from the Frank Driggs Collection is found on pages 84-85 of the book accompanying the fourth Box Set, Miles Davis Quintet 1965-1968, another of the Metal Spine boxes contained in THE GENIUS OF MILES DAVIS, the most comprehensive and lavishly packaged collection ever dedicated to a single musical artist.

After the departures of Bill Evans, Cannonball Addreley, and John Coltrane, Miles Davis, over an 18-month period, went in search of a new band and new sound. This important transitional period is documented by Box # 3, covering the years 1963-1964. Miles is heard in peak form playing to audiences in Tokyo, Berlin, Juan-les-Pins, and New York.

Pictured here are (left to right) Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams,and tenor saxist George Coleman. With Coleman leaving and Wayne Shorter joining the group in the summer of 1964, the stage was set for what many believe would be the greatest band in the history of jazz - The Second Great Quintet.

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