Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1

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Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1
Live album by Miles Davis
Released 20 September 2011
Recorded 1967
Genre Jazz, bebop, post-bop[1][2]
Length 3h 18m 21s
Language English
Label Sony Music Entertainment, Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings
Miles Davis chronology
Bitches Brew Live>br>(2011) Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1
(2011)
Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2>br>(2013)

Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1 is a 3 CD + 1 DVD live album of Miles Davis and his "second great quintet" (saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams). The CDs contain recordings of three separate concerts in Europe (Antwerp, Copenhagen and Paris), and the DVD has two additional concerts from Karlsruhe and Stockholm.[3]

The first disc was recorded at the Konigin Elizabethzaal in Antwerp, Belgium, on 28 October 1967. The second disc contains the concert from 2 November 1967 at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark plus the beginning of 6 November 1967 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, France. The third disc is the majority of the Paris set. The DVD contains concerts recorded in West Germany on 7 November 1967 and Sweden on 31 October 1967

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 99/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 9/10[6]
Popmatters 10/10[7]

Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1 received positive reviews on release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received a score of 99, based on 7 reviews which is categorised as universal acclaim.[4] Nate Chinen of The New York Times said the album "captures Davis’s finest working band at its apogee, straining at the limits of post-bop refinement."[2] Thom Jurek's review on Allmusic stated "Musically, the quintet -- Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams -- are firing on all cylinders throughout".[5] In his review for Pitchfork, Hank Shteamer observed "it isn't just the best band Miles ever led, but one of the choicest small groups in jazz history... At its heart, jazz thrives on bold, sensitive interaction in the moment, and Live in Europe 1967 represents the pinnacle of that practice.".[6] PopMatters', Matthew Flander gave the album 10 out of 10 saying "no matter how many releases we get from the Davis archives, no matter how familiar you are with his mid-‘60s work, Live in Europe 1967 will surprise you and remind you that, even in lean times, even when the trends of the genre he championed were moving away from him, even when his country stopped caring, Miles Davis found a way to press forward, to reinvent, and to give us yet another classic sound, and perhaps the final thrilling word on Jazz as he knew it"[7]

Track listing[8][edit]

Disc one
No. Title
Date, Venue
Length
1. "Agitation"  
28 Oct. 1967, Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, BEL
5:26
2. "Footprints"  
28 Oct. 1967, Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, BEL
9:37
3. "'Round Midnight"  
28 Oct. 1967, Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, BEL
7:37
4. "No Blues"  
28 Oct. 1967, Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, BEL
11:15
5. "Riot"  
28 Oct. 1967, Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, BEL
3:39
6. "On Green Dolphin Street"  
28 Oct. 1967, Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, BEL
8:26
7. "Masqualero"  
28 Oct. 1967, Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, BEL
8:53
8. "Gingerbread Boy"  
28 Oct. 1967, Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, BEL
5:56
9. "The Theme"  
28 Oct. 1967, Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, BEL
1:15
Disc two
No. Title
Date, Venue
Length
1. "Agitation"  
2 Nov. 1967, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, DNK
6:14
2. "Footprints"  
2 Nov. 1967, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, DNK
9:01
3. "'Round Midnight"  
2 Nov. 1967, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, DNK
7:16
4. "No Blues"  
2 Nov. 1967, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, DNK
14:40
5. "Masqualero"  
2 Nov. 1967, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, DNK
10:00
6. "Agitation"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
6:36
7. "Footprints"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
10:35
Disc three
No. Title
Date recorded
Length
1. "'Round Midnight"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
8:06
2. "No Blues"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
13:01
3. "Masqualero"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
10:08
4. "I Fall in Love Too Easily"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
10:34
5. "Riot"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
3:39
6. "Walkin'"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
9:01
7. "On Green Dolphin Street"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
9:04
8. "The Theme"  
6 Nov. 1967, Salle Pleyel, Paris, FRA
8:22
Disc four (DVD)
No. Title
Date, Venue
Length
1. "Agitation"  
7 Nov. 1967, Stadthalle, Karlsruhe, FRG
6:43
2. "Footprints"  
7 Nov. 1967, Stadthalle, Karlsruhe, FRG
6:03
3. "I Fall in Love Too Easily"  
7 Nov. 1967, Stadthalle, Karlsruhe, FRG
11:34
4. "Gingerbread Boy"  
7 Nov. 1967, Stadthalle, Karlsruhe, FRG
5:34
5. "The Theme"  
7 Nov. 1967, Stadthalle, Karlsruhe, FRG
0:28
6. "Agitation"  
31 Oct. 1967, Konserthuset, Stockholm, SWE
6:57
7. "Footprints"  
31 Oct. 1967, Konserthuset, Stockholm, SWE
9:06
8. "'Round Midnight"  
31 Oct. 1967, Konserthuset, Stockholm, SWE
8:31
9. "Gingerbread Boy"  
31 Oct. 1967, Konserthuset, Stockholm, SWE
7:35
10. "The Theme"  
31 Oct. 1967, Konserthuset, Stockholm, SWE
1:34

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