PopMatters has ranked “Miles Davis Quintet – Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1” at #12 on its list of The 25 Best Re-Issues Of 2011. It writes:
“If jazz stands as a sign of the times, no better work encapsulates the turbulence of 1967 better than The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1: Live in Europe. With his second great quartet, Miles Davis further blurred the line between traditionalist fundamentals and experimental individualism. …Davis pushes each band member creatively, and in turn, is pushed back himself. …Their improvisational prowess is captured perfectly here.”
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