2-01 Someday My Prince Will Come.mp3 (Size: 98.61 MB) (Files: 8)
2-01 Someday My Prince Will Come.mp3
2-03 No Blues.mp3
2-04 I Thought About You.mp3
2-05 En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor (adagio from 'Concierto De Aranjuez').mp3
At Carnegie Hall CD 2 Info.txt
h33t - Torrents by [schon55].url
Miles Davis - At Carnegie Hall CD 2
Original Year: 1961
Release Date: Mar 31, 1998
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York on May 19, 1961.
This is a very good mono soundboard recording of (indeed) a legendary concert. Miles is at the peak of his acoustic form, the rhythm section really cooks, Gil Evans and friends add some tasteful backing, and saxophonist Hank Mobley steps out of the Coltranian shadows for his moment in the sun. And if you're wondering why "Someday My Prince Will Come" is so short, it's because Miles walked off during a protest against the concert's organisers by Max Roach at the foot of the stage. The otherwise excellent liner notes make no mention of the incident. ~ Amazon "A customer"
Includes liner notes by Bob Blumenthal. Digitally remastered by Mark Wilder (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York). This two-CD set makes the entire Carnegie Hall concert of May 19, 1961 available again in its entirety. The Miles Quintet at the time--the post-Coltrane, pre-Shorter era band, with its sound balancing bop and cool schools--is joined by an orchestra arranged and conducted by Miles' longtime friend/frequent collaborator Gil Evans. The recording has more than its share of assets. The sound is pristine. Miles' playing is heartbreaking, romantic, and searingly beautiful. The late Hank Mobley's performance proves he is one of jazz history's most under-appreciated soloists (with that firm yet creamy-soft-at-its-core tenor tone). The orchestration, which balances jazz with subtle classical influences, compliments Miles' band but does not compete with it. One of the best live Miles albums available.
This was a great and underrated Davis ensemble. The fact that they were playing some of the innovative pieces of the Gil Evans/Davis era with full orchestral accompaniment and in a live setting (and with acoustics of Carnegie Hall no less) should have made for a mounumental recording. As a historic document, it's a must-have: the playing is without reservation, first rate. But then, the sound. Even with remastering, you can't fix mike overload, and it is there often, and most specifically on Miles' principal mike of all places. At best the high dyanmics make for a rough sound, almost frayed and thready in its texture. Anyone used to listening to overmiked recordings, especially live ones from the 30's and 40's can deal with this, and enjoy it, if you like a rough, electric timbre to your trumpet sound. But at worst it's just full-blown distortion, distracting and disappointing and would have been so if any other instrument or player was playing in any other venue, whether Carnegie Hall or your cousin's wedding reception at the Elks Club. And this after all, IS Miles Davis, and this IS Carnegie Hall. Me, I can live with the sonic shortcomings; the performace, the occasion, and the lineup are all too important not to. But it's really a shame; this could have been, all around, one of the finest recordings, live or in studio, of Miles' career. As it is-- well, I have it playing now. So there you go.
To my mind Miles never played better than at this recording. There is a new searching and driving vitality to his playing which probably indicated that he had reached the absolute peak of his powers but was still pushing himself further. His technique was certainly better than ever. Don't let the imperfections of the recording as an inadequate document of sound disturb you - not really worth worrying about, as one can hear enough to know that this was an exceptional performance. Hank Mobley on tenor complements Miles well, and the new thythm section whips the horms along with great impetus. The tracks with Gil Evans and his orchestra have a spontaneity lacking on the more polished studio-recorded equivalents. This record is not immaculate - but it is a very great one and clearly a must-have for any serious Davis fan, because he plays here in a way that he doesn't on any other recording, and produces unusual excitement even for this, the most permanently satisfying and richly artistic musician in jazz, whose music is sure to go down the centuries as great by any standard at any time. ~ Joost Daalder
Miles Davis - trumpet
Danny Bank - reeds
Frank Rehak - trombone
Bill Barber - tuba
Bobby Rosengarden - percussion
Louis Mucci - trumpet
Janet Putnam - harp
Also: Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, Hank Mobley, Jerome Richardson, Jimmy Cobb, Johnny Coles, Gil Evans, Julius Watkins
Miles Davis - At Carnegie Hall CD 02:
01 Someday My Prince Will Come 2:55
02 Oleo 7:19
03 No Blues10:38
04 I Thought About You 5:00
05 En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor 17:05