Amsterdam Concert

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Amsterdam Concert
Live album by Miles Davis Quintet
Released 2005
Recorded 1957
Genre Jazz
Length 58:53
Label Lone Hill Jazz (2005)

Amsterdam Concert is a rare live Miles Davis recording from 1957.

This album, one of the least-known recordings of Miles Davis, was recorded at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on December 8, 1957, a couple of days after the recording of the movie soundtrack Ascenseur pour l'échafaud. On this concert, Miles didn't play with his regular quintet, but with the same line-up he used for the recording of Ascenseur pour l'échafaud. It features Barney Wilen on tenor saxophone, René Urtreger on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums.


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Woody 'n' You" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 5:07
  2. "Bags' Groove" (Milt Jackson) - 7:17
  3. "What's New" (Bob Haggart) - 3:41
  4. "But Not for Me" (George Gershwin) - 6:52
  5. "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie)- 7:30
  6. "Four" (Miles Davis)- 4:33
  7. "Walkin'" (R. Carpenter)- 6:48
  8. "Well You Needn't" (Thelonious Monk)- 5:36
  9. "'Round About Midnight" (Monk)- 5:37
  10. "Lady Bird" (Tadd Dameron)- 5:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Miles Davis - trumpet
  • Barney Wilen - tenor saxophone
  • René Urtreger - piano
  • Pierre Michelot - bass
  • Kenny Clarke - drums