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 !