The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions

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The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions
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Box set by Miles Davis
Released October 23, 2001
Recorded September 24, 1968–February 20, 1969
Genre Jazz-fusion, avant-garde jazz, space music
Length 210:03 (total)
71:55 (CD 1)
67:09 (CD 2)
71:59 (CD 3)
Label Columbia
Producer Teo Macero, David Redfern, Seth Rothstein
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic (2004 reissue)5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (9.5/10)[3]

The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions is a three-disc box set by trumpeter Miles Davis, featuring recordings from the sessions that would produce his 1969 album In a Silent Way, as well as transitional pieces from the era. Besides material previously released on the 1968 album Filles de Kilimanjaro, the trilogy of outtake compilations released by Columbia Records during Miles' 1975–79 recording hiatus, and the completed In a Silent Way, the box set features previously unreleased music, mostly from the In a Silent Way sessions proper. As well as the CDs, it includes essays by Michael Cuscuna and Bob Belden and details of the recording sessions. It is number five in the Legacy series of Miles Davis' Complete Sessions box-sets.

It is notable since it includes several previously unreleased tracks on CD, namely "Splashdown", "The Ghetto Walk" and "Early Minor", plus a longer and different version of "Shhh/Peaceful" and two "In a Silent Way" alternate takes.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks on Disc 1 composed by Miles Davis, except "Two Faced" by Wayne Shorter

Disc one
No. Title Original release Length
1. "Mademoiselle Mabry" Filles de Kilimanjaro 16:37
2. "Frelon Burn (Brown Hornet)" Filles de Kilimanjaro 5:37
3. "Two Faced" Water Babies 18:02
4. "Dual Mr. Anthony Tillmon Williams Process" Water Babies 13:20
5. "Splash: Interlude 1/Interlude 2/Interlude 3 [rejected]" Circle in the Round 10:05
6. "Splashdown: Interlude 1 (no horns)/Interlude 2 (no horns)" previously unreleased 8:03

All tracks on Disc 2 composed by Joe Zawinul except, "It's About That Time" by Miles Davis

Disc two
No. Title ... Length
1. "Ascent" Directions 14:54
2. "Directions, I" Directions 6:50
3. "Directions, II" Directions 4:53
4. "Shhh/Peaceful" previously unreleased 19:17
5. "In a Silent Way (Rehearsal)" previously unreleased 5:26
6. "In a Silent Way" previously unreleased unedited version 4:18
7. "It's About That Time" previously unreleased unedited version 11:27

All tracks on Disc 3 composed by Miles Davis, except "Early Minor" and "In A Silent Way" by Joe Zawinul

Disc three
No. Title ... Length
1. "The Ghetto Walk" previously unreleased 26:49
2. "Early Minor" previously unreleased 6:58
3. "Shhh/Peaceful/Shhh (LP Version)" In A Silent Way 18:18
4. "In A Silent Way / It's About That Time (LP Version)" In A Silent Way 19:53

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001–16) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 147
French Albums (SNEP)[5] 104

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions [2004 Reissue] - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Leone, Dominique (2011). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Miles Davis: The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Miles Davis – The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Miles Davis – The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 17, 2016.