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Milan 1964
Miles Davis Quintet Miles Davis 1926-1991 (trompet) Wayne Shorter  (saxofoon) Herbie Hancock  (piano) Ron Carter  (contrabas) Tony Williams 1945-1997 (drums)
Impro Jazz, 2007
1 dvd-video
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ca. 60 min.

About Miles Davis Quintet

The Miles Davis Quintet was an American jazz band from 1955 to early 1969 led by Miles Davis. The quintet underwent frequent personnel changes toward its metamorphosis into a different ensemble in 1969. Most references pertain to two distinct and relatively stable bands: the First Great Quintet from 1955 to 1959; and the Second Great Quintet from late 1964 to early 1969, Davis being the only constant throughout.

First Great Quintet/Sextet (1955–59)

In the summer of 1955, after Davis performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, he was approached by Columbia Records executive George Avakian, who offered him a contract if he could form a regular band. Davis assembled his first regular quintet to meet a commitment at the Café Bohemia in July with Sonny Rollins on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and P…Read more on Wikipedia