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Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2

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Miles Davis 1969

A sequel to Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1, which featured Miles’ second great quintet of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, Live in Europe 1969 documents the third great quintet, a.k.a. the “lost band.”

Between the studio sessions that produced In a Silent Way in February 1969 and Bitches Brew that August, Davis started using the core-Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette, with Shorter remaining-as his new working band. ORTF (French public radio/TV) was there to record two consecutive performances at the Antibes Jazz Festival on July 25 and 26; these comprise the first two audio discs here. Since Sony Japan released the first date as 1969 Miles: Festiva de Juan Pins in 1993, it will be the most familiar piece of this box set to dedicated fans.

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