MILES AND FREE JAZZ [Lost Patrol Pt 4]

November 5, 2008 – 4:28 am

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Paris 1969 [Miles-Tree, 1CD]

Live at Salle Pleyel, Paris, November 3, 1969. First set. Very good radio broadcast.

The Lost Quintet refers to the Miles Davis Band from 1969 that featured Miles (trumpet), Dave Holland (bass), Wayne Shorter (saxophone), Jack DeJohnette (drums) and Chick Corea (keyboards), a group that never recorded together in the studios.

In his attempt to conjure up a new jazz idiom, Miles also experimented with free jazz. It might even be fair to say that the time from 1969 to early 1970 can be considered Miles’s free jazz period - after that he would drop free jazz and move to fusion/rock/funk.

It was also during this period that Miles was introduced to Karlheinz Stockhausen’s music. Interestingly, Stockhausen’s influence on Miles can be found on the 1972 album, On The Corner.

A word of thanks then to the people at Miles-Tree who compiled and shared the Lost Quintet recordings - a treasure trove of exciting music and especially one that shines a light on Miles’s experimentation with free jazz.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.

Directions (J. Zawinul) 8:00 (11.0MB)
Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 14:16 (20.0MB)
Paraphernalia (W. Shorter) 12:56 (18.2MB)
Riot (H. Hancock) 2:51 (3.9MB)
I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 2:07 (3.0MB)
Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 4:12 (5.7MB)
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (M. Davis) 19:17 (27.1MB)
The Theme (M. Davis) (with applause) 0:47 (1.2MB)

Miles Davis (trumpet)
Chick Corea (keyboards)
Wayne Shorter (saxophone)
Dave Holland (bass)
Jack DeJohnette (drums)

The only official release of this Lost Quintet can be found on this 2001 release - Miles Davis - Live at the Fillmore East (Legacy). The band played on March 6 and 7, 1970. Only the sets from the second day have been released. Buy the album here.

  1. 2 Responses to “MILES AND FREE JAZZ [Lost Patrol Pt 4]”

  2. Never offered a thanks for all of these awesome Miles sets, so: thanks! I’ve loved Bitches Brew for ages but never heard this band do the pieces. Stunning stuff.

    By Brent on Nov 8, 2008

  3. It is fantastic that you can share all of this rare (and wonderful) Miles Davis material, especially the “lost” quintet tour. I’ve missed Miles’ musical spirit in the 18 years since he died, but I’ve heard each of these other players in the last six months and they’re all playing incredibly! Budgets are tight these days, but the greatest memories come from seeing great music live, and we’re lucky to have these guys around.

    By gimp007 on Nov 14, 2008

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