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Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5

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3 CDs  Released October 21st

The fifth volume of Miles Davis’ The Bootleg Series will focus on studio recordings of Miles Davis’ “second great quintet,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of their landmark album Miles Smiles.

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 finds Miles Davis in 1966, during the prime time he spent playing with a quintet he’d assembled two years prior. Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums) were all bold, young talents in the jazz world, and their energy revitalized Miles’ own. Their first LP together, 1965’s E.S.P., featured material written mostly by the other members of the quintet, and Miles’ own free jazz-inspired “time, no changes” performance style with these vibrant musicians allowed for a much greater group dynamic than ever before.

The material on the three-disc Freedom Jazz Dance was recorded mostly in sessions for Columbia Records between 1966 and 1968 with longtime Miles Davis producer Teo Macero. Most of the master takes of this material were first released on Miles Smiles, the quintet’s second album, released in 1967, while other tracks appeared on the albums Nefertiti (1968) and Water Babies (1976).

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