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)