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Miles Davis' Last Filmed Concert (In Collaboration w/ Quincy Jones) Heading To DVD 3/19

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by Tambay A. Obenson
March 18, 2013 3:27 PM
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It's said to be Miles Davis' very last performance before his death - a collaboration between him and producer/arranger Quincy Jones, which happened on July 8, 1991.

Davis would die about 2 months later.

Details of the DVD release of Miles Davis with Quincy Jones and the Gil Evans Orchestra Live at Montreux 1991, follows via press release below:

Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the March 19 release of Miles Davis with Quincy Jones and the Gil Evans Orchestra Live at Montreux 1991. [Pre-book Order Date February 22, MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $19.98 for Blu-ray]. This concert from July 8, 1991 was the last of Miles Davis’ many appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and took place only a few months before his death. This show was previously available only in the Definitive Miles Davis at Montreux 10 DVD Boxed Set.

Despite a defiant “never look back” philosophy, Miles was persuaded by Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs (1936-2013) to take part in this tribute to his great friend Gil Evans, who had passed away in 1988. This truly unique concert was an historical event and a musical triumph, thankfully captured here for posterity. See the tracklisting below, and the video for "Summertime".

The line-up for this important performance featured Miles Davis (trumpet). Soloists:Kenny Garrett (saxophone) & Wallace Rooney (trumpet, flugelhorn). Quincy Jonesconducting the Gil Evans Orchestra and the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band with the addition of Benny Bailey (trumpet, flugelhorn), Carles Benavent (bass) and Grady Tate (drums).

Miles Davis was a giant of 20th century music and this concert is as much a tribute to him as it is to the late Gil Evans.

TRACK LISTING:

1) Introduction

2) Boplicity

3) Maids Of Cadiz

4) The Duke

5) My Ship

6) Miles Ahead

7) Blues For Pablo

8) Orgone

9) Gone, Gone, Gone

10) Summertime

11) Here Come De Honey Man

12) The Pan Piper

13) Solea


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6 Comments

  • rasputin | July 18, 2013 7:22 AMReply

    I was at his real last concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 25 August, 1991.

  • Douglas Miller | June 9, 2013 3:03 PMReply

    Said by who exactly? It certainly wasn't his last performance. I saw him at The Royal Festival Hall in London on 19 July 1991 (I still have the ticket stub) and he played in California after that.

  • A Sampson | May 15, 2014 3:32 PM

    Right on Douglas,
    I was there too - he played most of the set with his back to the audience, as I recall.

  • CC | June 9, 2013 3:30 PM

    And I saw him play at Grant Park (in Chicago, Aug 91)

  • Donella | March 19, 2013 12:39 PMReply

    Oh YES!!! My fave, Solea's on it.

  • Garveyism | March 18, 2013 5:44 PMReply

    Wow this sound be interesting to see. I love the Miles Davis quartet. His music continues to inspire change in the world. His music continues to be revolutionary in all forms. So glad they are releasing this on DVD now. Long live the great and influential music of the late and great icon Miles Davis.

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