Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975 The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4 Image
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  • Summary: The fourth volume of the trumpeter's live Bootleg Series features performances at the Newport in 1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975.
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  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Pop/Rock, Jazz Instrument, Post-Bop, Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop, Modal Music, Cool, Trumpet Jazz
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Miles Davis walked off the stage That's what the folks are all saying Oh yes, he did leave the stage After his solo was all over Coltrane he walked... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Aug 17, 2015
    100
    Summer is traditionally the season for unearthing treasures from the jazz archives, and this is a real prize.
  2. Mojo
    Jul 17, 2015
    100
    What's really mind-blowing is the audio quality of that initial 60-year-old performance (and indeed, the box set in general), which is so lucid that it sounds as if Miles is in the room playing right next to you. [Aug 2015, p.106]
  3. Jul 24, 2015
    100
    Standing in sharp contrast with the 1950s performances, these recordings are furious, emotionally charged and borderline unhinged. It’s an exhilarating contrast that, when listened through start to finish, charts the creative journey of a true musical genius.
  4. Jul 17, 2015
    80
    These performances mark the apotheosis of a creative journey that began at Newport two decades earlier.
  5. Q Magazine
    Jul 30, 2015
    80
    The remaining selections cover Newport appearances from all the major phases of his career. [Sep 2015, p.119]
  6. Sep 15, 2015
    80
    If you can get past the non-audiophile recording, there’s some great music here.
  7. Sep 14, 2015
    80
    Hearing it all together, over four discs, his innovations don’t seem as radical as they might have been considered at the time, but they’re nonetheless fascinating to devour.

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