Miles Davis at Newport: A Four-Disc Set Coming in July

[SKF NOTE: This looks great. The drumset players on this disc, in chronological order, are: Connie Kay, Jimmy Cobb, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Al Foster, and Ndugu Leon Chancler.]

Miles Davis at Newport: A Four-Disc Set Coming in July
By BEN RATLIFF
April 30, 2015 12:01 am

150430_bootleg4_coverColumbia/Legacy Recordings is to announce Thursday that it plans to release “Miles Davis at Newport 1955-75: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4” on July 17. A four-disc set of live recordings, it traces the history of Davis’s concerts at the various Newport Festivals — in Newport, R.I., as well as in Berlin; Dietikon, Switzerland; and New York City. (About three-quarters of the tracks have not been commercially released.)

The set includes his complete performance at a festival all-star jam session in 1955, which led to his signing with Columbia; the 1969 concert played shortly before the recording of the studio album “Bitches Brew”; and an appearance in 1975 before a extended hiatus from performing — all of which cemented his status as a Newport mainstay.

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