Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall

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Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall
Live album by Miles Davis
Released 1962
Recorded May 19, 1961
Genre Jazz, hard bop
Length 44:54
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Teo Macero
Miles Davis chronology
In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Vol. 2
(1961)
Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall
(1961)
Live Miles: More Music from the Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert
(1961)

Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall is a live album by American jazz musician Miles Davis. Subtitled The Legendary Performances of May 19, 1961 it was released by Columbia Records as CL 1812 in monaural and CS 8612 as "electronically re-channeled for stereo."[1][2]

This live performance features Davis with his regular quintet and also accompanied by Gil Evans and his 21 piece orchestra. The orchestra is heard on several selections drawn from Miles Ahead as well as a complete reading of the adagio movement from "Concierto de Aranjuez" as recorded on Sketches of Spain.

The concert begins with the orchestra playing the Gil Evans introduction to "So What," which is performed by the quintet, and then segues directly into the only recording of an Evans arrangement of "Spring is Here."

Track listing of the original Lp[edit]

  1. "So What" (Miles Davis) – 12:04
  2. "Spring Is Here" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:58
  3. "No Blues" (Davis) – 10:55
  4. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) – 7:23
  5. "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Frank Churchill, Larry Morey) – 2:43
  6. "The Meaning of the Blues" / "Lament" / "New Rhumba" (Troup, Worth / J.J. Johnson / Ahmad Jamal) – 8:31


CD version of the complete concert[edit]

A two-disk CD version of the complete concert was released by Sony/Columbia in 1998. This album has the first half of the concert on CD 1 and the second half on CD 2. This is the only CD edition of the album to feature the original mono mix.

Track listing: CD 1

  1. "So What" (Miles Davis) – 12:01
  2. "Spring Is Here" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 4:03
  3. "Teo" (Davis) – 9:10
  4. "Walkin'" (Richard Carpenter) – 9:32
  5. "The Meaning of the Blues" / "Lament" (Troup, Worth / J.J. Johnson) – 4:34
  6. "New Rhumba" (Ahmad Jamal) – 4:07

Track listing: CD 2

  1. "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Frank Churchill, Larry Morey) – 2:55
  2. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) – 7:19
  3. "No Blues" (Davis) – 10:38
  4. "I Thought About You" (J. Van Heusen / J. Mercer) – 5:00
  5. "En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor" (adagio from "Concierto de Aranjuez") (J. Rodrigo) – 17:05

Personnel[edit]

The Miles Davis Quintet:

The Gil Evans Orchestra:

Charting history and reviews[edit]

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 4/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Charting history[edit]

Chart Peak chart
position
Billboard Top Jazz Albums 59[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "At Carnegie Hall – Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  2. ^ "MILES DAVIS At Carnegie Hall LP 6-eye mono CL 1812". Ebay. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  3. ^ Down Beat: October 11, 1962 vol. 29, no. 26
  4. ^ "At Carnegie Hall – Allmusic – Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 

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