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Vol. 5 of Miles Davis “Bootleg Series” to Be Released Oct. 21

Album features recordings of the Second Great Quintet

Vol. 5 of Miles Davis "Bootleg Series" is set for an Oct. 21 release

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ legendary album Miles Smiles, Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 on Oct. 21.

The three-CD set will include performances from three albums: Miles Smiles, Nefertiti and Water Babies, all of which were recorded between 1966-68. The recordings feature Davis’ Second Great Quintet, which included Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums) and, of course, Davis on trumpet.

The collection will feature never-before-heard recordings, including full session reels, alternate takes of songs like “Masqualero,” lengthy studio conversations and a home recording of Davis and Shorter playing “Blues in F (My Ding).”

“Sourced from original four-track analog session reels and master tapes transferred and mixed in high resolution at 24-bit/192 kHz, Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5 offers a profound and intimate look at Miles’ creative process in the studio, providing insight into the bold new musical directions Davis and members of his quintet would take as the 1960s drew to a close,” reads a press release announcing the set’s creation.

A complete track listing can be found below.

Disc 1

1. Freedom Jazz Dance (Session Reel)

2. Freedom Jazz Dance (Master Take)

3. Circle (Session Reel)

4. Circle (Take 5)

5. Circle (Take 6)

6. Dolores (Session Reel)

7. Dolores (Master Take)

Disc 2

1. Orbits (Session Reel)

2. Orbits (Master Take)

3. Footprints (Session Reel)

4. Footprints (Master Take)

5. Gingerbread Boy (Session Reel)

6. Gingerbread Boy (Master Take)

7. Nefertiti (Session Reel)

8. Nefertiti (Master Take)

Disc 3

1. Fall (Session Reel)

2. Fall (Master Take)

3. Water Babies (Session Reel)

4. Water Babies (Master Take)

5. Masqualero (Alt. Take 3)

6. Country Son (Trio Rehearsal)

7. Blues in F (My Ding)

8. Play Us Your Eight (Miles Speaks)

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