As for the transfer, it could not be better; if there was any noise reduction , it was done very sparingly. G 30954; Vinyl LP). Live-Evil is one of Miles Davis' most confusing and illuminating documents. why do I have to put 10 words in?? This was going to be a placeholder until I could get an original, but I'm satisfied enough with this that I likely won't seek out another copy. Original issue: Columbia LP G 30954 on August 3, 1972 Inamorata and Narration by Conrad Roberts. Live-Evil August 3, 1972 Buy / Stream Now Corea and Holland had just formed the quartet Circle with Anthony Braxton, who was involved in the revival of the free jazz movement. Miles was fascinated by Jarrett’s ability to improvise from nothing and offered him interludes like the one included here in “Funky Tonk” (17’21), where Jarrett turned a shortcoming of the Rhodes to his advantage. Producer: Teo Macero Columbia Studio B, NYC. Smooth move, exclusive deals and updates are coming soon. Released 17 November 1971 on Columbia (catalog no. All Rights Reserved. But they are also misleading in that McLaughlin only joined the band for this night of a four-night stand; he wasn't really a member of the band at this time. Well the pressing quality on my record sounds good as there is no skips or clicks or warps. Gemini is a few seconds longer here than on on any other source i've heard and has an extra horn blast. "Sivad" - 0:00 2. It's an awesome record, but it's because of its flaws rather than in spite of them. excellent pressing, this is my go to version now. The pastoral atmosphere of this music echoed the moods of some of Joe Zawinul’s pieces. Very happy with the sound quality on this. I wonder who is the lucky one with the signature of Miles on the cover.. To my ears....good pressing! Columbia Studio B, NYC, June 3, 1970 (b): Miles Davis (tpt); Steve Grossman (ss); Chick Corea (el-p); Herbie Hancock (el-p); Keith Jarrett (org); Ron Carter (b); Jack DeJohnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc); Hermeto Pascoal (d, voc) This is the sound of transition and complexity, and somehow it still grooves wonderfully. Recording at the Cellar Door in Washington from December 16-19, Miles called in John McLaughlin on the last day to bring more dynamism to the group. Michael Henderson had replaced Dave Holland, and added to the latter’s flexibility a rhythmic foundation learned from Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Why the discs were not issued separately or as a live disc and a studio disc has more to do with Miles' mind than anything else. The double-LP CD package is an amalgam of a December 19, 1970, gig at the Cellar Door, which featured a band comprised of Miles, bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Jack DeJohnette, guitarist John McLaughlin, saxophonist Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett on organ, and percussionist Airto. © 2020 Sony Music Entertainment. Live-Evil is one of Miles Davis' most confusing and illuminating documents. Genres: Jazz Fusion. Super quiet, dynamic, clear channel separation, tight low end, and sparkling highs. How's the sound quality on this release? Wow! Columbia Studio B, NYC, June 4, 1970 (c): Miles Davis (tpt); Steve Grossman (ss); John McLaughlin (el-g); Herbie Hancock (el-p); Chick Corea (el-p); Keith Jarrett (org); Dave Holland (b, el-b); Jack DeJohnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc); Hermeto Pascoal (d, voc, whistling, el-p) Therefore, as fine and deeply lyrically grooved-out as these tracks are, they feel just a bit stiff -- check any edition of this band without him and hear the difference. the 7 inch size with all the SQ LP inserts and the metallic foil cover are spectacular, definitely worth the extra cost. Miles is playing with an amazing line up on live evil .it really shows on this recording as the music is very tight creative and selective. The other band on these discs was recorded in Columbia's Studio B and subbed Ron Carter or Dave Holland on bass, added Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock on electric pianos, dropped the guitar on "Selim" and "Nem Um Talvez," and subbed Steve Grossman over Gary Bartz while adding Hermeto Pascoal on percussion and drums in one place ("Selim"). Live-Evil, an Album by Miles Davis. Alone on the keyboard, Keith Jarrett developed a taste for the combination of the Rhodes piano, the Contempo organ, and the wah-wah pedal. Track list: 1. That being said, this is the best sounding pressing of the bunch. As a double album, it features very different settings of his band -- and indeed two very different bands. Any comments on the quadrophonic mix of this masterpiece? As for the performances, the live material is wonderfully immediate and fiery: "Sivad," "Funky Tonk," and "What I Say" all cream with enthusiasm, even if they are a tad unsure of how to accommodate McLaughlin. I remember listening to it … December 19, 1970 (d): Miles Davis (tpt); Gary Bartz (ss, as); John McLaughlin (el-g); Keith Jarrett (el-p, org); Michael Henderson (el-b); Jack DeJohnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc, voc); Conrad Roberts (narr) In fact, these sessions were recorded earlier than the live dates, the previous June in fact, when the three-keyboard band was beginning to fall apart. These tunes show a septet that grooved hard and fast, touching on the great funkiness that would come on later. As a double album, it features very different settings of his band -- and indeed two very different bands. Of the electric Miles Davis albums released during his best period (probably about '69-'72 or so), Live-Evil was probably the most abstract. Top notch Miles. Yes, sound quality is very dated, especially the ground noise on the guitar but it adds personality. The japanese folks really know how to do a reissue. Featured peformers: Miles Davis (trumpet), Airto Moreira (percussion), Jack DeJohnette (drums), Teo Macero (producer), Stan Tonkel (engineer), Russ Payne (engineer), Mati Klarwein (cover art), John Berg (cover design), Don Hunstein (photography). Gary Bartz did an interview which finally cleared up the mystery of the final track. Engineer: Stan Tonkel, February 6, 1970 (a): Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss); John McLaughlin (el-g); Chick Corea (el-p); Joe Zawinul (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Khalil Balakrishna (el-sitar); Jack DeJohnette (d); Billy Cobham (d); Airto Moreira (perc) I'm very interested... Inamorata And Narration By Conrad Roberts, (2xSACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Quad, Ltd, RE), Live-Evil, 2xSACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Quad, Ltd, RE, SICJ 10012~3, Live-Evil, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1483, Live-Evil, 2xLP, Album, Quad, RE, GQ 30954, Pitchfork Staff - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s. At that time Live-Evil had just come back into print after having been previously unavailable on CD. The Cellar Door, Washington, D.C. Visit www.OnGuardOnline.gov for social networking safety tips for parents and youth. Of the studio tracks, only "Little Red Church" comes up to that level of excitement, but the other tracks, particularly "Gemini/Double Image," have a winding, whirring kind of dynamic to them that seems to turn them back in on themselves, as if the band was really pushing in a free direction that Miles was trying to rein in. "What I say" is pretty cool high energy madness . His playing—at times more rhythmical, closer to the effects of the funk guitar or of soul-gospel trances, at times hyper-lyrical or free—brightened the sound of the group. LEGACY and the "L Legacy" logo are registered trademarks of Sony Music Entertainment. Teo Macero added to the tapes of the 19th some unreleased material from June 1970 sessions with the Brazilian composer/multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal. Corea and Holland had just formed the quartet Circle with Anthony Braxton, who was involved in the revival of the free jazz movement. Live-Evil is an album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released on November 17, 1971, by Columbia Records. I only have a few 4MWB pressings, none of which are bad, but they're also not great. full of emotion yet performed with careful precision.