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  • Summary: The four-disc CD/DVD box set features three live performances in Europe, including the Antibes Jazz Festival in 1969 by Miles Davis with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette.
  • Record Label: Sony Legacy
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Post-Bop, Jazz-Rock, Modal Music, Trumpet Jazz
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  1. Feb 8, 2013
    100
    They represent such a cool transitional period in Davis's career, as radical a creative juxtaposition to the jazz community as Bob Dylan blowing the minds of the folkies with the crackle of a guitar amplifier.
  2. 100
    While hearing the band tear through early takes on pillars from the trumpeter's electric period such as "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" and "Spanish Key," it's hearing the band upend some of Davis' older material that may be most striking.
  3. Feb 6, 2013
    100
    It was as powerful a set of players as Davis ever played with, but it also did its own thing, carving out a space that was equal parts eccentric and classic, innovative and authoritative.
  4. Feb 6, 2013
    80
    Live in Europe, 1969 makes obvious that on this tour, Davis' creative vision was holistic and completely assured.
  5. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    The rapport among the five of them, especially between Miles and Shorter, is beyond belief. The sound quality is excellent throughout.
  6. Aug 21, 2013
    80
    They capture a group on the brink of a startling transition. [May 2013, p.116]
  7. Feb 28, 2013
    80
    As interesting for what it carries over from the past as for the future it foreshadows. [Feb 2013, p.47]

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