Miles Davis’ impact on the innovation and stylistic development of jazz could be heard and seen from the mid-'40s to the early '90s. Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4, the latest installment in Legacy Recordings’ multi-disc box sets devoted to rare live performances by the revolutionary trumpeter, chronicles that incredible evolution over two decades through the lens of the Newport Jazz Festival. Established in Newport, Rhode Island in 1954 and curated/promoted by jazz impresario/musician George Wein, the Newport Jazz Festival was instrumental to both the development and mainstreaming of jazz music in America as well as live music in a festival setting. From Woodstock to Bonnaroo and Monterey Pop to the Isle of Wight, the modern festival concept can trace its roots back to Wein’s vision.

TRACKLISTING

Spoken Introductions by Duke Ellington and Gerry Mulligan
Hackensack
'Round Midnight
Now's the Time
Introduction By Willis Connover
Ah-Leu-Cha
Straight, No Chaser
Fran-Dance
Two Bass Hit
Bye Bye Blackbird
The Theme
-- Comp. 2
Gingerbread Boy
All Blues
Stella by Starlight
R.J.
Seven Steps to Heaven
The Theme / Closing Announcement by Leonard Feather
Spoken Introduction by Del Shields
Gingerbread Boy
Footprints
'Round Midnight
So What
The Theme / Closing Announcement by Del Shields
-- Comp. 3
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
Sanctuary
It's About That Time / The Theme
Band Warming Up / Voice Over Introduction
Turnaroundphrase
Tune In 5
Ife
Untitled Original
Tune In 5
Mtume
-- Comp. 4
Directions
What I Say
Sanctuary
It's About That Time
Bitches Brew
Funky Tonk
Sanctuary

To continue with the year of Miles Davis we have another installment of the successful Bootleg Series! ' Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5' focuses on the music recorded by the 2nd Great Quintet of Miles Davis from 1965 to 1968. The 3CD set features studio sessions of key tracks from the albums recorded in that time frame and includes dialogue between Miles and the rest of the quintet. Fans will get to experience the evolution of these songs and then hear the master take as well.

TRACKLISTING

Freedom Jazz Dance
Freedom Jazz Dance
Circle
Circle
Circle
Dolores
Dolores

Orbits
Orbits
Footprints
Footprints
Gingerbread Boy
Gingerbread Boy
Nefertiti
Nefertiti

Fall
Fall
Water Babies
Water Babies
Masqualero
Country Son
Blues in F (My Ding)
Play Your Eight (Miles Speaks)

Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles (Boxset)

Ahead of what would have been Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday (April 7th), we will be adding Lady Day: The Master Takes & Singles to our Bookset range. This 4CD/79 Track set collects highlights from Billie Holiday’s 1933-1944 tenure on Columbia. The Bookset also includes an incisive essay by Village Voice critic Gary Giddins, which provides context to those unfamiliar with Holiday’s story. With this Bookset and the release of Casandra Wilson’s homage to Billie Holiday, ‘Coming Forth By Day’ on April 13th, we are truly celebrating this legend’s legacy.

TRACKLISTING

-- Comp. 1
I Wished On the Moon
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
Miss Brown to You
If You Were Mine
These 'N' That 'N' Those
You Let Me Down
Spreadin' Rhythm Around
Life Begins When You're In Love
It's Like Reaching for the Moon
These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
I Cried for You
Did I Remember?
No Regrets
Summertime
Billie's Blues
A Fine Romance
One, Two, Button Your Shoe
Easy to Love
The Way You Look Tonight
Pennies from Heaven
-- Comp. 2
That's Life I Guess
I Can't Give You Anything but Love
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
He Ain't Got Rhythm
This Year's Kisses
Why Was I Born?
I Must Have That Man
The Mood That I'm In
You Showed Me the Way
My Last Affair
Moanin' Low
Where Is the Sun?
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Don't Know If I'm Comin' or Goin'
I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
Mean to Me
Foolin' Myself
Easy Living
I'll Never Be the Same
-- Comp. 3
Me, Myself and I
A Sailboat In the Moonlight
Without Your Love
Trav'lin' All Alone
He's Funny That Way
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Things Are Looking Up
My Man
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)
On the Sentimental Side
When a Woman Loves a Man
You Go to My Head
I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key)
The Very Thought of You
I Can't Get Started
More Than You Know
Sugar
Long Gone Blues
Some Other Spring
-- Comp. 4
Them There Eyes
Swing! Brother, Swing!
Night and Day
The Man I Love
Body and Soul
Falling In Love Again
Laughing at Life
Time On My Hands (You In My Arms)
St. Louis Blues
Loveless Love
Let's Do It
Georgia On My Mind
All of Me
God Bless the Child
Am I Blue?
I Cover the Waterfront
Love Me or Leave Me
Gloomy Sunday
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
Until the Real Thing Comes Along