Miles Davis in cool Black and White

Miles Ahead session in Studio 61 in New York City. The show was broadcast on July 21, 1960.

The Miles Davis Quintet

  • 00:00 to 10:40 – So What (composed by Miles Davis from the album Kind Of Blue)

Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra

  • 10:41 tp 14:04 – The Duke (composed by Dave Brubeck from the album Miles Ahead)
  • 14:05 to 19:57 – Blues For Pablo (composed by Gil Evans from the album Miles Ahead)
  • 19:58 to 24:21 – New Rhumba (composed by Ahmad Jamal from the album Miles Ahead)

Look here for all session details. Of course it’s great (for me as a jazz lover) to see these jazz Master(s) at work. Besides Miles Davis himself we also see that other giant , John Coltrane. Personally i also enjoy to see Gil Evans, who had such an important influence on Miles Davis. But what makes this video also very interesting for me is its registration in b&w. Such cool light and shadows , great portraits from marvelous angles , fine focus. I see many wonderfully composed shots which are worthwhile to be studied with a photographic eye !

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2 thoughts on “Miles Davis in cool Black and White

  1. well i said it earlier, he taught me to listen to jazz. Starting with his 70s albums (maybe you’ll get to see my avatar on last.fm :D) he made me curious of his own roots, but in that way also to the history of jazz itself. And when following him back in time, you learn all the great names. He has been such a wonderful mentor.
    Really love this registration; such a cool thing in b&w :)

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