The Cellar Door Sessions 1970

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The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
Live album by
ReleasedDecember 27, 2005
RecordedDecember 16–19, 1970
VenueThe Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington D.C., USA
GenreJazz fusion, funk
ProducerTeo Macero
Miles Davis chronology
The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
The Complete On the Corner Sessions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 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]

Columbia & Legacy – C6K 93614[5]

Disc one: Wednesday, December 16 (first set)
1."Directions"Josef Zawinul8:55
2."Yesternow"Miles Davis17:05
3."What I Say"Miles Davis13:10
4."Improvisation #1"Keith Jarrett4:29
5."Inamorata"Miles Davis14:00
Total length:57:39
Disc two: Thursday, December 17 (second set)
1."What I Say"Miles Davis13:33
2."Honky Tonk"Miles Davis20:00
3."It's About That Time"Miles Davis14:41
4."Improvisation #2"Keith Jarrett6:39
5."Inamorata"Miles Davis14:33
6."Sanctuary"Wayne Shorter0:30
Total length:1:09:56
Disc three: Friday, December 18 (second set)
1."Directions"Josef Zawinul13:11
2."Honky Tonk"Miles Davis18:32
3."What I Say"Miles Davis15:09
Total length:46:52
Disc four: Friday, December 18 (third set)
1."Directions"Josef Zawinul11:53
2."Honky Tonk"Miles Davis17:01
3."What I Say"Miles Davis14:12
4."Sanctuary"Wayne Shorter2:04
5."Improvisation #3"Keith Jarrett5:05
6."Inamorata"Miles Davis15:14
Total length:1:05:29
Disc five: Saturday, December 19 (second set)
1."Directions"Josef Zawinul15:09
2."Honky Tonk"Miles Davis20:49
3."What I Say"Miles Davis21:31
Total length:59:29
Disc six: Saturday, December 19 (third set)
1."Directions"Josef Zawinul19:05
2."Improvisation #4"Keith Jarrett5:04
3."Inamorata"Miles Davis18:28
4."Sanctuary"Wayne Shorter2:13
5."It's About That Time"Miles Davis7:49
Total length:52:39


Guest musician:


  1. ^ "The Cellar Door Sessions (All Music Review)". All Music. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Cellar Door Sessions (Pitchfork Review)". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Cellar Door Sessions (Rolling Stone Review)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Cellar Door Recordings". Retrieved April 12, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "The Cellar Door Sessions on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved April 12, 2017.