Miles Davis, Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series, Volume 1

Michaelangelo Matos

By Michaelangelo Matos

on 12.08.11 in Reviews

Miles Davis

We’re cheating a bit on this one, since it’s not technically a reissue, but a collection of long-unreleased material. But it’s no matter. You like details? Feast your ears on these three German and Swedish concerts from what may be the greatest of all jazz quintets at its peak and you’ll be spotting them for years to come. Start with Herbie Hancock’s Monk-gone-glissando runs up the middle of “Masqualero.” Or maybe Tony Williams dropping climactic bombs on “Footprints” like he was picking up a newspaper. Or just bask in how utterly rangy this music is, and how everything meshes completely.