Miles Davis, Second Great Quintet Featured On NPR

NPR has featured "Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1" on Fresh Air from WHYY. You can read an excerpt below and listen to the broadcast.

In the mid-1960s, trumpeter Miles Davis led the most flexible of his celebrated quintets, the one with saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams. A new set of music from their 1967 European tour is out. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says it's a handy reminder of how great and often bizarre that band was. ... This quintet was consistently amazing, not least on their last big tour, when Miles' trumpet chops were in good shape.


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