The Complete Studio Recordings of The Miles Davis Quintet 1965–1968

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The Complete Studio Recordings of The Miles Davis Quintet 1965–1968
Box set by Miles Davis
Released 24 March 1998
Recorded 20 January 1965 – 21 June 1968
Length 7:19:07
Label Columbia

The Complete Studio Recordings of The Miles Davis Quintet 1965–1968 is a box set of six CDs covering the work of Miles Davis and his critically acclaimed second great quintet which featured Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams.

The box set includes all songs from, as well as some rehearsal and alternative takes, the albums E.S.P., Miles Smiles, Sorcerer, Nefertiti, Miles in the Sky and the quintet tracks from Filles de Kilimanjaro and Water Babies. The tracklist is sequenced in chronological order with the alternative takes preceding the final album version. A few of the tracks were previously unissued.

Track listing[edit]

Original CD release Miles Davis Quintet 1965-1968 , 1998 (Columbia)

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "E.S.P." (Wayne Shorter) - 5:27 1
  2. "R.J." (Ron Carter) - 3:56 1
  3. "Eighty-One" (Carter, Miles Davis) 1
  4. "Little One" (Herbie Hancock) - 7:21 1
  5. "Iris" (Shorter) - 8:29 1
  6. "Agitation" (Davis) - 7:46 1
  7. "Mood" (Carter, Davis) 8:50 1
  8. "Circle" (Davis) - 5:52 2
  9. "Orbits" (Shorter) - 4:35 2
  10. "Dolores" (Shorter) - 6:20 2
  11. "Freedom Jazz Dance" (Eddie Harris) - 7:11 2

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Gingerbread Boy" (Jimmy Heath) - 7:40 2
  2. "Footprints" (Shorter) - 9:44 2
  3. "Limbo (Alternate Take)" (Shorter) - 5:31 9
  4. "Limbo" (Shorter) - 7:13 3
  5. "Vonetta" (Shorter) - 5:36 3
  6. "Masqualero (Alternate Take)" (Shorter) - 7:30 *
  7. "Masqualero" (Shorter) - 8:53 3
  8. "The Sorcerer" (Hancock) - 5:10 3
  9. "Prince of Darkness" (Shorter) - 6:27 3
  10. "Pee Wee" (Tony Williams) - 4:49 3
  11. "Water Babies" (Shorter) - 5:06 7

Disc 3[edit]

  1. "Nefertiti" (Shorter) - 7:52 4
  2. "Capricorn" (Shorter) - 8:27 7
  3. "Madness (Rehearsal Take)" (Hancock) - 1:54 *
  4. "Hand Jive (First Alternate Take)" (Williams) - 6:45 *
  5. "Hand Jive (Second Alternate Take)" (Williams) - 8:00 *
  6. "Hand Jive" (Williams) - 8:54 4
  7. "Madness (Alternate Take)" (Hancock) - 6:40 *
  8. "Madness" (Hancock) - 7:31 4
  9. "Sweet Pea" (Shorter) - 7:59 7
  10. "Fall" (Shorter) - 6:39 4
  11. "Pinocchio (Alternate Take)" (Shorter) - 5:05 *

Disc 4[edit]

  1. "Pinocchio" (Shorter) - 5:08 4
  2. "Riot" (Hancock) - 3:04 4
  3. "Thisness" (Davis) - 5:49 *
  4. "Circle in the Round" (Davis) - 33:32 **
  5. "Water on the Pond" (Davis) - 7:00 9
  6. "Fun" (Davis) - 4:09 9
  7. "Teo's Bag (Alternate Take)" (Davis) - 5:56 *
  8. "Teo's Bag" (Davis) - 5:57 8

Disc 5[edit]

  1. "Paraphernalia" (Shorter) - 12:36 5
  2. "I Have a Dream (Rehearsal Take)" (Hancock) - 6:43 *
  3. "Speak Like a Child (Rehearsal Take)" (Hancock) - 2:25 *
  4. "Sanctuary" (Shorter) - 8:50 8
  5. "Side Car I" (Davis) - 5:00 8
  6. "Side Car II" (Davis) - 3:34 8
  7. "Country Son" (Davis) - 13:49 5
  8. "Country Son (Alternate Take)" (Davis) - 14:38 *
  9. "Black Comedy (Alternate Take)" (Williams) - 6:23 *

Disc 6[edit]

  1. "Black Comedy" (Williams) - 7:25 5
  2. "Stuff" (Davis) - 16:58 5
  3. "Petits Machins" (Gil Evans, Davis) - 8:04 6
  4. "Tout de Suite (Alternate Take)" (Davis) - 14:36 *
  5. "Tout de Suite" (Davis) - 14:07 6
  6. "Filles de Kilimanjaro" (Davis) - 12:01 6


1 from E.S.P. (1965)
2 from Miles Smiles (1967)
3 from Sorcerer (1967)
4 from Nefertiti (1968)
5 from Miles in the Sky (1968)
6 from Filles de Kilimanjaro (1969)
7 from Water Babies (1976)
8 from Circle in the Round (1979)
9 from Directions (1981)

* previously unreleased

** previously unreleased in full; edited version on Circle in the Round

Personnel[edit]

The Miles Davis Quintet[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Buster Williams – double bass on "Limbo (Alternate Take)"
  • Joe Beckguitar on "Circle in the Round", "Water on the Pond"
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – guitar on "Fun"
  • George Benson – guitar on "Paraphernalia", "Sanctuary", "Side Car II"
  • George Benson or Joe Beck – guitar on "I Have a Dream (rehearsal)"