Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (SICP-1211) (2006 DSD master)
Title: My Funny Valentine (Japan, The Original Jacket Collection)
Label: Sony Music Japan International Inc. SICP 1211
CD-Details: 1965 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT / STEREO / JASRAC
Sony Music Japan International Inc. 1964
HQD High Quality Disc 2004
DSD 06-10-18 (65-2-23)
Style: Straight-Ahead/Mainstream/Bop/Hard Bop/Cool
Extractor: EAC 0.99 prebeta 3
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Codec: Flac 1.2.1; Level 6
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Size Torrent: 345 Mb
My Funny Valentine 15:00
All Of You 14:54
Stella By Starlight 12:58
All Blues 08:54
I Thought About You 11:14
total time 63:00
Miles Davis (trumpet);
George Coleman (tenor saxophone);
Herbie Hancock (piano);
Ron Carter (double-bass);
Tony Williams (drums)
On February 12, 1964, Miles Davis took his band (then George Coleman- tenor sax, Herbie Hancock- piano, Ron Carter- bass, and Tony Williams- drums) to perform at New York's Philharmonic Hall, recording the show for release. Not one but two albums were yielded from this recording, "Four and More" and "My Funny Valentine". By this point, this group was a well honed unit, and their work together on these two albums is fantastic.
"My Funny Valentine" by and large collects together the ballads that were performed-- Davis was a remarkably lyrical trumpet player, and in his young rhythm section Davis had a group that could inspire and push him-- his playing had rarely in the past been as adventerous, with his solos finding him reaching, both in terms of ideas and his horn's register. In Coleman, Davis had an odd foil who could match his romanticism. The best performances show off how well this group worked together in framing Davis and Coleman's lyricism-- the title track finds the leader lush and inventive with Carter countering in the upper register before Coleman manages to out-Miles Miles. "All Blues" gets an excited presentation (no doubt due to Tony Williams' explosiveness), and "I Thought About You" features Davis at his most speechlike, enunciating through the horn before turning over to a soulful solo from Coleman and a lovely touch from Hancock.
All in all, this is quite a good show albeit not quite a flawless performance-- Davis seemed pretty uninterested in the theme on "All of You" and I don't really care for this reading of "Stella By Starlight" (although Hancock is fascinating behind the soloists). Noentheless, fans of Davis' lyrical playing wil want to check this out. Recommended.
This justifiably famous 1964 concert by Miles Davis' quintet at the Lincoln Center has been released in many incarnations. Originally it appeared as two single LPs, one consisting of the ballads of the evening, the other including all of the burners; it has also been released as part of last year's seven-CD set Seven Steps, and as a double-CD set that restored the concert to the order of its original program.
I have always preferred to separation into "hot" and "cool," as it keeps each recording in a consistent mood. This one, the ballads, is chock-full of cherished moments. Miles' opening solo on "My Funny Valentine" essentially recast his role as the darling of the hip elite, and it's easy to hear why. With sensitivity and delicacy, he draws you in by his whisper of a tone, making the piece all the more lyrical and pleading. Ditto for "I Thought About You," which has the trumpeter sounding reflective and lonely one moment, obtrusive the next.
As a transitional figure in this band, George Coleman gives the performance of his life, with robust solos full of gently swinging, yet slightly abstract ideas on the toe-tapping "All of You" and the midtempo "All Blues." With the rhythm section of soon-to-be superstars Ron Carter (bass), Herbie Hancock (piano), and 19-year-old Tony Williams (drums), Coleman is pushed, pulled, and tugged through each song. As with so many of Davis' bands, this incarnation was not to last very long. Miles was looking for something else, and he would find it in Coleman's replacement, Wayne Shorter. But that should not be cause to dismiss the importance of this band or this recording.
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