The Cellar Door Sessions

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The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
Live album by Miles Davis
Released December 27, 2005
Recorded December 16–19, 1970, The Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington D.C., USA
Genre Jazz Fusion, Funk
Length 349:58
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Teo Macero
Miles Davis chronology
The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
(1970)
The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
(1970)
The Complete On the Corner Sessions
(1972-75)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (9.4/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 is a boxed live album released in 2005. It was recorded over several nights in 1970 at the Washington D. C. nightclub The Cellar Door.

Significant portions of Davis' Live-Evil were edited and compiled from the music that appears on discs 5 and 6.

Live-Evil and this collection are the only official recordings of John McLaughlin's live performances with Miles Davis.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

Wednesday, December 16 (1st set)

  1. "Directions" (Joe Zawinul) 8:55
  2. "Yesternow" (Miles Davis) 17:05
  3. "What I Say" (Davis) 13:12
  4. "Improvisation #1" (Keith Jarrett) 4:29
  5. "Inamorata" (Davis) 13:59

Disc 2[edit]

Thursday, December 17 (2nd set)

  1. "What I Say" 13:33
  2. "Honky Tonk" (Davis) 19:59
  3. "It's About That Time" (Davis) 14:41
  4. "Improvisation #2" (Jarrett) 6:39
  5. "Inamorata" 14:33
  6. "Sanctuary" (Wayne Shorter) 0:30

Disc 3[edit]

Friday, December 18 (2nd set)

  1. "Directions" 13:11
  2. "Honky Tonk" 18:31
  3. "What I Say" 15:09

Disc 4[edit]

Friday, December 18 (3rd set)

  1. "Directions" 11:53
  2. "Honky Tonk" 17:00
  3. "What I Say" 14:12
  4. "Sanctuary" 2:03
  5. "Improvisation #3" (Jarrett) 5:04
  6. "Inamorata" 15:14

Disc 5[edit]

Saturday, December 19 (2nd set)

  1. "Directions" 15:09
  2. "Honky Tonk" 20:49
  3. "What I Say" 21:31

Disc 6[edit]

Saturday, December 19 (3rd set)

  1. "Directions" 19:04
  2. "Improvisation #4" (Jarrett) 5:03
  3. "Inamorata" 18:27
  4. "Sanctuary" 2:12
  5. "It's About That Time" 7:49

Personnel[edit]

Guest musician:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Paul Tingen (2005). "THE CELLAR DOOR RECORDINGS". miles-beyond.com. Retrieved 2010-11-13.