Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

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Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
Box set by Miles Davis and Gil Evans
Released 1996, 2004 (reissue)
Recorded May 6, 1957 to February 16, 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 426:38
Label Columbia/Legacy
Compiler Phil Schaap
Alternative Cover
Cover of original 1996 release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[2]

Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings[3] is a box set of music by jazz musicians Miles Davis and Gil Evans originally released on CD in 1996 and remastered and re-released in 2004. It collects work from 1957 through 1968 at Columbia Records recording studios.

Miles Davis and Gil Evans had worked together on Davis' landmark 1949 album Birth of the Cool. Evans was a distinguished soloist, but it was his role as arranger that is well-illustrated here with alternate and working takes.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 - Miles Ahead (masters released on Miles Ahead)

  1. "Springsville" (master) - 3:28
  2. "The Maids of Cadiz" (master) - 3:59
  3. "The Duke" (master) - 3:28
  4. "My Ship" (master) - 4:28
  5. "Miles Ahead" (master) - 3:29
  6. "Blues For Pablo" (master) - 5:19
  7. "New Rhumba" (master) - 4:35
  8. "The Meaning of the Blues" (master) - 2:50
  9. "Lament" (master) - 2:16
  10. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (master) - 3:07
  11. "Springsville" (remake take 7) - 3:16
  12. "The Maids of Cadiz" (take 1) - 3:57
  13. "The Duke" (take 11) - 3:32
  14. "My Ship" (take 1) - 4:23
  15. "Miles Ahead" (take 4) - 3:32
  16. "Blues For Pablo" (take 1) - 3:01
  17. "New Rhumba" (take 5) - 4:45
  18. "The Meaning of the Blues" (rehearsal take) - 2:49
  19. "Lament" (rehearsal take) - 2:20
  20. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You) (Take 8)" - 3:11

Disc 2 - Porgy And Bess (masters released on Porgy and Bess)

  1. "Buzzard Song" (master) - 4:09
  2. "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" (master) - 5:12
  3. "Gone" (master) - 3:38
  4. "Gone, Gone, Gone" (master) - 2:05
  5. "Summertime" (master) - 3:21
  6. "Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess" (master) - 4:31
  7. "Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)" (master) - 4:42
  8. "Fisherman, Strawberry, Devil Crab" (master) - 4:11
  9. "My Man's Gone Now" (master) - 6:16
  10. "It Ain't Necessarily So" (master) - 4:25
  11. "Here Come De Honey Man" (master) - 1:20
  12. "I Loves You, Porgy" (master) - 3:43
  13. "There's a Boat That's Leaving" (master) - 3:28
  14. "Gone" (take 3) - 3:40
  15. "Summertime" (take 2) - 3:19
  16. "Prayer (Oh Doctor Jesus)" (take 2) - 4:16
  17. "I Loves You, Porgy" (take 1, second version) - 4:17
  18. "There's a Boat That's Leaving..." (take 2) - 3:41
  19. "Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess" (take 5) - 4:22
  20. "Gone" (take 4) - 3:40

Disc 3 - Sketches Of Spain (masters released on Sketches of Spain)

  1. "Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)" (master) - 16:23
  2. "Will O' the Wisp" (master) - 3:50
  3. "The Pan Piper" (master) - 3:43
  4. "Saeta" (master) - 5:08
  5. "Solea" (master) - 12:24
  6. "Song of Our Country" (master) - 3:29
  7. "Saeta" (full version of master) - 6:05
  8. "The Pan Piper" (take 1) - 3:11
  9. "Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)" (alternate take, part one) - 12:03
  10. "Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)" (alternate take, part two) - 3:32
  11. "Song of Our Country" (take 14) - 3:11

Disc 4 - Quiet Nights And More (masters released on Quiet Nights)

  1. "Song No: 2" (master) - 1:40
  2. "Once Upon a Summertime" (master) - 3:27
  3. "Aos Pes Da Cruz" (master) - 4:18
  4. "Song No: 1" (master) - 4:37
  5. "Wait Till You See Her" (master) - 4:06
  6. "Corcovado" (master) - 2:45
  7. "Blue Xmas" (master) - 2:43
  8. "Nothing Like You" (master) - 2:00
  9. "Devil May Care" (master) - 3:29
  10. "The Time of the Barracudas" (master) - 12:48
  11. "Falling Water" (take 4) - 3:45
  12. "Falling Water" (take 6) - 4:25
  13. "Falling Water" (take 8) - 4:17
  14. "Falling Water" (take 9) - 4:23
  15. "Springsville" (take 5) - 3:34
  16. "The Maids of Cadiz" (take 11) - 4:06
  17. "The Maids of Cadiz" (take 11, insert 1) - 2:38
  18. "Lament (Medley)" - (take 2) - 2:37
  19. "The Duke" (take 1) - 3:30
  20. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (CK 53225 issued version) - 3:07

Disc 5 - The Making Of Miles Ahead

  1. "Springsville" (rehearsal sequence) - 7:01
  2. "Springsville" (rehearsal w/ piano) - 2:32
  3. "The Maids of Cadiz" (take 9) - 0:34
  4. "The Maids of Cadiz" (take 10) - 4:12
  5. "The Maids of Cadiz" (rehearsal sequence)
  6. "Count Off For the Duke" (take 3) - 0:37
  7. "The Duke" (take 8) - 3:33
  8. "The Duke" (piano take 3) - 1:55
  9. "My Ship" (take 6) - 4:39
  10. "Miles Ahead" (rehearsal sequence) - 1:40
  11. "Miles Ahead" (take 12) - 3:34
  12. "Miles Ahead" (take 15) - 3:31
  13. Studio Discussion - 0:30
  14. "My Ship" (take 7) - 4:41
  15. "Miles Ahead" (piano insert - mono) - 3:09
  16. "Blues For Pablo" (rehearsal sequence) - 5:54
  17. "New Rhumba" (take 2) - 4:40
  18. "Lament" (take 1) - 2:24
  19. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (rehearsal) - 2:13
  20. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (take 5) - 2:58
  21. Studio Discussion - 0:35
  22. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (piano take 4) - 2:57

Disc 6 - Alternate And Rehearsal Takes

  1. Studio Discussion - 0:21
  2. "Springsville" (take 8 w/out overdubs) - 3:33
  3. Studio Discussion - 0:06
  4. "Miles Ahead" (take 11 w/out overdubs) - 3:31
  5. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (take 3 w/out overdubs) - 2:59
  6. "Springsville" (overdub take 1) - 2:07
  7. "Springsville" (overdubbed solos 4-5) - 2:20
  8. "Springsville" (overdubbed solos 6-9) - 2:31
  9. "Springsville" (issued overdubbed solo) - 0:26
  10. "Miles Ahead" (issued overdubbed Solo) - 1:53
  11. "Miles Ahead" (overdubbed solo) - 1:35
  12. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (overdubbed solo 1) - 1:05
  13. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (overdubbed solo 2) - 1:25
  14. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (overdubbed solo 4) - 2:04
  15. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (overdubbed solo 8) - 3:04
  16. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (overdubbed solo 19 & 19c) - 2:56
  17. "Miles Ahead" (mono master) - 3:29
  18. "Gone" (rehearsal sequence) - 2:53
  19. "Gone, Gone, Gone" (rehearsal sequence) - 2:57
  20. Studio Discussion - 0:53
  21. "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" (rehearsal take) - 4:57
  22. "It Ain't Necessarily So" (take 1) - 3:22
  23. "Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess" (take 3) - 3:53
  24. "I Loves You, Porgy" (rehearsal sequence) - 2:17
  25. "There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York" (remake) - 2:23
  26. "My Man's Gone Now" (remake take) - 6:12
  27. "Song of Our Country" (take 9) - 2:58
  28. "Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)" (rehearsal) - 7:20
  29. "Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)" (alternate ending) - 1:21

Personnel[edit]

Miles Davis - trumpet, flugel horn
Gil Evans - piano, arranger, conductor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ The album name is rendered differently in different places.