Miles in Tokyo

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Miles in Tokyo
Live album by Miles Davis
Released June 6, 1969 in Japan
Recorded July 14, 1964 at Kohseinenkin Hall, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Jazz[1]
Length 51:14(LP) 53:59(CD)
Label CBS/Sony
SONX 60064-R
Producer Kiyoshi Itoh
Miles Davis chronology
Four & More
(1964)
Miles in Tokyo
(1964)
Miles in Berlin
(1964)
Alternative Cover
1970s Reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (favorable)[2]

Miles in Tokyo is a live album recorded on July 14, 1964,[3] by the Miles Davis Quintet at the Kohseinenkin Hall, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It was released in the United States on CD in 2005 and is the first recording of Davis in Japan. It is the only album[4][5] to showcase an early incarnation of his Second Great Quintet featuring Sam Rivers on tenor saxophone, following George Coleman's departure;[4][5] after this, Wayne Shorter's appointment would complete the classic lineup[4] which would go on to record such albums as ESP, Nefertiti and Miles Smiles, through to Miles in the Sky.

Track listing[edit]

Original LP track List[edit]

Side A (23:03)[edit]

  1. "Introduction by Teruo Isono"
  2. "If I Were a Bell" (Frank Loesser) – 10:18
  3. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 12:45

Side B (28:11)[edit]

  1. "So What" (Miles Davis) – 7:50
  2. "Walkin'" (Richard H. Carpenter) – 9:11
  3. "All of You" (Cole Porter) – 11:10
  4. "Theme and Announcement"

Reissue CD (COL 519507 2, 2005)[6][edit]

  1. "Introduction by Teruo Isono" - 1:10
  2. "If I Were a Bell" (Frank Loesser) – 10:14
  3. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 12:45
  4. "So What" (Miles Davis) – 8:02
  5. "Walkin'" (Richard H. Carpenter) – 9:11
  6. "All of You" (Cole Porter) – 11:18
  7. "Go-Go [Theme] + closing announcement" (Miles Davis) - (1:19)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Original LP[edit]

Reissue CD(COL 519507 2, 2005)[edit]

  • Reissue Producer - Michael Cuscuna and Bob Belden
  • Remastered - Mark Wilder at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY.
  • Project Director - Seth Rothstein
  • Legacy A&R - Steve Berkowitz
  • A&R Coordination - Stacey Boyle
  • Reissue Art Direction - Howard Fritzson
  • Reissue Design - Randall Martin
  • Photography - Akiyoshi Miyashita
  • Packaging Manager - Norm Elrod
  • Liner Note - Takao Ogawa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (2011). "Miles in Tokyo - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Linares, Germein (2011). "Miles Davis | Miles in Tokyo". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Losin, Peter. "Miles Ahead Session Details". Miles Ahead. Peter Losin. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  4. ^ a b c "Miles in Tokyo - AllAboutJazz Review". 
  5. ^ a b "Miles in Tokyo - AllMusic Review". 
  6. ^ "Discogs.com - Miles in Tokyo". Discogs.com.