These performances come from a vintage TV broadcast and its technical image quality is not perfect. The group on this outstanding DVD was probably the second greatest Miles Davis Quintet ever assembled, the first being the unit with John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. However, their filmed output is limited to merely four performances: three tunes from a Steve Allen show taped on September 10 and 11, 1964, the present Milan concert and the two European concerts already documented on our companion volume "European Tour 1967" (IJ518). When this Milan concert was recorded, the band had just recently formed.
Ferran Savall offers a unique creative project; a selection of snapshots that appear and disappear in the musical performance, in the improvisation. An unrepeatable musical experience shared with the audience. The intimacy of sincerity and the spontaneity of creation. Mediterranean exoticism and music from all around the world.
More and more music lovers are discovering the unique sound of a vinyl record. Stockfisch thought about whether it is possible just to make the sound creation factors of a vinyl record audible. A pressed record however, has many artifacts arising from the vinyl pressing i.e. distortion, rumble, groove noise, vertical and lateral aberrations, clicks, etc. and other artifacts that are detrimental to a good sound. Stockfisch calls their new production method 'DMM-CD'.
Each box contains 25 slipcase CDs, a booklet (up to 186 pages) and an index. The booklets contain extensive notes (Eng/Fr) with recording dates and line-ups. 31 hours of music in each box, totalling 1677 tracks Each track has been restored and mastered from original sources. The only reason I can think of for there not yet being a review of these four boxed sets, is that those who own them are just too busy having one hell of a blast listening to them. Some people moan about the 50 year copyright law for audio recordings in Europe, but without it this highly entertaining, eye-opening and educational undertaking could never have taken place. These 100 discs (spread over four boxed sets of 25 discs) tell the story of jazz from 1898 to 1959.
For the first time on CAM JAZZ, Ramberto Ciammarughi, a pianist from Assisi, makes his debut on the Roman label with his "new music for a trio". A top-class trio, with the well-known Miroslav Vitous on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums. These two musicians are in perfect harmony with the leader, thanks also to the numerous collaborations during the course of their training. Ciammarughi wrote almost all of the tracks.