Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Miles Davis and John Coltrane at Studio 61

Miles Davis performed So What for a Studio 61 television special. It was recorded on April 2, 1959 and aired on TV sometime in 1960. John Coltrane was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet at the time, so you get a glimpse of both masters in vintage black and white footage. An interesting side note.... Miles takes two solos in So What because Cannonball Adderly missed the gig with a hangover.

In the second part of the video, Miles performs with the Gil Evans Orchestra. They played three songs: The Duke, Blues for Pablo, and New Rhumba.

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