AllMusic has given "Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1" four-and-a-half stars! Here is an excerpt:
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1: Live in Europe 1967 box is an essential addition to the catalog. ...This four-disc box -- three CDs and a DVD, capture Davis' second (and longest-lived) quintet at their creative pinnacle in 1967, playing five concerts in different European cities -- three on the CDs, two more on DVD.
Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition" has been named Historical Album Of The Year by DownBeat readers! The 4-disc box set was voted #1 in the magazine's annual Readers Poll.
The December issue of DownBeat will include an in-depth essay on "Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition." For a complete list of this year's winners, visit DownBeat.com.
For 24 hours only and while supplies last, PopMarket.com is offering The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions at the exclusive discount price of $26.99! This box set captures Miles' departure from the acoustic world and his move into electric and includes:
In a new interview with The Revivalist, Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr. discussed Miles Davis and The Second Great Quintet, how musicians are keeping jazz alive, and "Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1." Here is an excerpt:
"Blue Flame," the first completely fan-generated Miles Davis album, is available for download today! This digital only collection includes 10 of his greatest recordings, all chosen by fans who also designed the album artwork and submitted testimonials to create this release. Thank you to everyone who helped make this new album a reality! You can get your copy of "Blue Flame" today!
A Genre Bending Odyssey ...
CMJ PANEL "THE INTERSECTION OF HIP HOP & JAZZ" EXPLORES MERGING OF TWO DISTINCT MUSICAL GENRES & CULTURES,
ALONG WITH SUBSTANTIAL CROSSOVER MOVEMENT CURRENTLY GENERATING INDUSTRY HEAT
Pitchfork has given Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1 a rave review, awarding the box set a 9.0 rating and naming the set "Best New Reissue." Here is an excerpt:
Miles Davis cast a long shadow over jazz history, a shadow that most musicians after him have warmed themselves in, soaking up the incredible influence that he had on the development of the jazz art form. The Miles Davis Experience developed by CAMI Music in conjunction with Blue Note Records seeks to illuminate the life and times of this legend, and this compelling presentation of Davis’s life until 1959 told his story through the words of other and, most importantly, in his own words and music.
Twenty years after his passing, Miles Davis' musical legacy remains as potent and relevant as ever. The music of this true legend echoes through our culture, influencing and inspiring as only great art can. Please help us celebrate the memory of this iconic artist by enjoying this free stream of "All Blues" from "Miles Davis Quintet: Live In Europe 1967 – The Bootleg Series Vol. 1."
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Music critics are praising "Miles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1," released this week! Here are some of the reviews:
"It's arresting to hear this one-of-a-kind-band in its element." - Los Angeles Times