Monday, December 10, 2007

Miles Davis Quintet – Winter in Europe 1967

Miles' "second great quintet"....with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter & Tony Williams.

The tracks on this record were captured a week apart (Oct 31 and Nov 7, 1967 in Sweden and Germany) and were unreleased, I am pretty sure, until the last year or two...

The track list covers the transition from the Miles standards like 'Round Midnight and Walkin' through material from E.S.P. and Miles Smiles. This band is so distinct sounding...Herbie's playing, especially, is really a thrill.

Dig two versions:
Footprints - Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden 31 Oct 1967
Footprints - Stadhalle, Karlsruhe, Germany, 7 Nov 1967
from Winter in Europe 1967