The Cellar Door Sessions 1970

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The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
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Live album by
ReleasedDecember 27, 2005
RecordedDecember 16–19, 1970
VenueThe Cellar Door, Georgetown, Washington D.C., USA
GenreJazz fusion, funk
Length5:52:04
LabelColumbia/Legacy
ProducerTeo Macero
Miles Davis chronology
The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
(1970)
The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
(2005)
The Complete On the Corner Sessions
(1972-75)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork9.4/10[2]
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)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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

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.