Part of Columbia/Legacy Recordings’ critically-acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series, NEWPORT 1955-1975 has nearly 4
hours of which is previously unreleased. From Miles’ debut performance at NJF in 1955 (a hastily arranged jam session featuring Thelonious Monk and Gerry
Mulligan, that immediately led to the trumpeter’s Columbia signing), to his final public performance
of the ’70s in 1975, the box set traces the ascendance of Miles’ music as the ne plus ultra of jazz. 4-CD set tracks Miles' ascendance over 8 live festival performances spanning 20 years in Newport, RI; Dietikon, Switzerland; Berlin, Germany; and
New York City
Features Miles’ stellar band lineups in 1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975
Every concert features a who’s who of Jazz! From the ‘50s featuring Thelonious Monk and Gerry Mulligan, to Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill
Evans, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb; to the mid-‘60s second great quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony
Williams; into the ’70s, rock and R&B-rooted musicians like guitarists Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas, electric bassist Michael Henderson, Mtume on
percussion, plus jazz drummer Al Foster.
Includes 40-page booklet with authentic & rare photos
MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 4 features an extensive essay including in-depth interviews with George Wein and various band
personnel by Grammy Award®-winning author and journalist Ashley Kahn.