The Cellar Door Sessions 1970

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The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
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Live album by Miles Davis
Released December 27, 2005
Recorded December 16–19, 1970
Venue The Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington D.C., USA
Genre Jazz Fusion, Funk
Length 5:52:04
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Teo Macero
Miles Davis chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 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]

Columbia & Legacy – C6K 93614[5]

Disc one: Wednesday, December 16 (first set)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Directions" Josef Zawinul 8:55
2. "Yesternow" Miles Davis 17:05
3. "What I Say" Miles Davis 13:10
4. "Improvisation #1" Keith Jarrett 4:29
5. "Inamorata" Miles Davis 14:00
Total length: 57:39
Disc two: Thursday, December 17 (second set)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What I Say" Miles Davis 13:33
2. "Honky Tonk" Miles Davis 20:00
3. "It's About That Time" Miles Davis 14:41
4. "Improvisation #2" Keith Jarrett 6:39
5. "Inamorata" Miles Davis 14:33
6. "Sanctuary" Wayne Shorter 0:30
Total length: 1:09:56
Disc three: Friday, December 18 (second set)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Directions" Josef Zawinul 13:11
2. "Honky Tonk" Miles Davis 18:32
3. "What I Say" Miles Davis 15:09
Total length: 46:52
Disc four: Friday, December 18 (third set)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Directions" Josef Zawinul 11:53
2. "Honky Tonk" Miles Davis 17:01
3. "What I Say" Miles Davis 14:12
4. "Sanctuary" Wayne Shorter 2:04
5. "Improvisation #3" Keith Jarrett 5:05
6. "Inamorata" Miles Davis 15:14
Total length: 1:05:29
Disc five: Saturday, December 19 (second set)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Directions" Josef Zawinul 15:09
2. "Honky Tonk" Miles Davis 20:49
3. "What I Say" Miles Davis 21:31
Total length: 59:29
Disc six: Saturday, December 19 (third set)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Directions" Josef Zawinul 19:05
2. "Improvisation #4" Keith Jarrett 5:04
3. "Inamorata" Miles Davis 18:28
4. "Sanctuary" Wayne Shorter 2:13
5. "It's About That Time" Miles Davis 7:49
Total length: 52:39

Personnel[edit]

Guest musician:

References[edit]

  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". miles-beyond.com. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Cellar Door Sessions on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved April 12, 2017.