August 8, 2014 – 5:00 am

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Cologne 1971 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Sartory Festsaal, Cologne, Germany; November 12, 1971. Very good Westdeutscher Radio (WDR) radio broadcast.

After playing a lot of these white rock halls, I was starting to wonder why I shouldn’t be trying to get to young black kids with my music. They were into funk, music they could dance to. It took me a while to really get into the concept all the way… Jack DeJohnette left the group late in 1971, around the same time Keith Jarrett left. I wanted the drummer to play certain funk rhythms… I didn’t want the band playing totally free all the time, because I was moving closer to the funk groove in my head. - Miles: The Autobiography

Thanks to hooligan3244 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

hooligan3244 noted:

In 2006, for the first time uploaded on Dime by jkeisers, in 2010 an incomplete version of this show by blacksatin and; also in 2010, the complete one upped by hreinders. It’s a great show in fantastic 1971 audio quality.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Introduction (from stage)/Directions 11:38 (19.5MB)
Track 02. Honky Tonk 10:21 (17.1MB)
Track 03. What I Say (incomplete) 4:26 (7.4MB)
Track 04. It’s About That Time (incomplete) 3:24 (5.7MB)
Track 05. Yesternow 11:48 (19.8MB)
Track 06. Funky Tonk/Sanctuary 16:29 (27.7MB)
58 mins

Miles Davis (tpt)
Gary Bartz (ss, as)
Keith Jarrett (el-p, org)
Michael Henderson (el-b)
Ndugu Leon Chancler (d)
Charles Don Alias (cga, perc)
James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

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  1. 5 Responses to “MILES DAVIS - COLOGNE 1971”

  2. Looks great - thanks a lot.


    By Reimer on Aug 10, 2014

  3. Miles! Miles! Miles! Always amazing!

    By jdallenx on Aug 11, 2014

  4. thanks for the miles, bigO!


    By I-) on Aug 15, 2014

  5. Thanks a lot for share this ! Fantastic !

    By Celso on Aug 15, 2014

  6. I love this!

    By a-guy-that-loves-miles on Aug 27, 2014

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