The scene is August, 1962, and Miles Davis, the man and his horn, is contemplating one of the charts for the music that would appear on"Quiet Nights," an album he recorded with bandleader Gil Evans.
In June of 1972, Miles Davis entered Columbia’s 52nd St. Studios to record music that was eventually released as On The Corner and part of Big Fun – stuff that ￼ was so far out and future perfect, it was its own genre. The world finally caught up. Now fans can experience The Complete On The Corner Sessions, a collection of over 6 1/2 hours of music covering Miles’ studio recordings from ’72 to ’75, whose reputation precedes it and retains the signature spirit of an artist ever-changing.
Part tribute and part rejuvenation project, 'Evolution Of The Groove' brings Miles Davis, the jazz trumpeter and composer responsible for 'Bitches Brew,' 'Birth of the Cool,' 'Kind of Blue' and many other classics, back to the fore. A precursor to a 6-CD box set 'Miles Davis: The Complete On The Corner Sessions,' the 'Evolution Of The Groove' remix EP premieres tracks with rapper Nas on vocals and his father Olu Dara on trumpet, Carlos Santana's guitar mastery, and an A-list contemporary music ensemble of Miles' nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr.
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Timed to his 80th birthday and induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, this single disc collection is a perfect distillation of Miles Davis and his cool world. Many of his landmark recordings are here, including "So What" from Kind Of Blue and "Summertime" from Porgy & Bess, as well as a fantastic remix of "It's About That Time" by Carlos Santana.
COOL & COLLECTED (CD)
2005 marked the 50th Anniversary of Miles Davis making Columbia Records his home. Columbia/Legacy/Jazz celebrated this occasion with a stunning array of releases. After Kind Of Blue (now over 10 million in sales worldwide), Miles Davis was again searching for a new group and a new sound. In late 1964, he formed his "second great quintet" with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hanc***, Ron Carter and Tony Williams.
Columbia/Legacy Jazz presents The Complete On The Corner Sessions, the next chapter in the 8-time, Grammy-winning deluxe box set series.
"I got everybody in the band but the devil on tambourine." - Miles Davis
Over the last eleven years, the cornerstone of jazz activity at Sony Legacy has been the Miles Davis deluxe box set series. The series is now complete, offering 8 collections which have collectively garnered eight Grammy awards to date. 2003's offering, the five-disc Complete Jack Johnson Sessions, won the prestigious 69th Annual DownBeat Reader's Poll as #1 Jazz Reissue. Legacy has won this award four times over the course of ten years, and has also won the even-more prestigious Annual Critics Poll a remarkable seven times.