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Miles Davis - Live-Evil (1971) 2 CDs, Japanese Press 1987
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Date: 29 Apr 2016 11:43:59

Miles Davis - Live-Evil (1971) 2 CDs, Japanese Press 1987
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Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk | Label: CBS/Sony | # 50DP 707~8 | Time: 01:42:16

This is where Miles Davis turned funk into jazz, rock into soul, and chaos into Beauty. With a rotating cast of bands featuring keyboardists Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea, guitarist John McLaughlin, percussionist Airto Moreira, saxophonists Gary Bartz and Wayne Shorter, and myriad other explorers, Davis kept up with the times…and surpassed them. He rocked harder than Sly, got funkier than J.B., and turned jazz inside out, slicing the music open till blood spilled on to the floor. More focused than Bitches Brew, which is all the more surprising since it's actually a piecemeal recording from various dates and venues–some in the studio, some on stage, but all very much l-i-v-e.

Review by Robert Wilonsky

The first in a continuing series of double-LP extravaganzas released only in Japan in the early '70s, Live-Evil mixes four studio tracks from 1970 with four live ones taken from a Washington, D.C. performance in December of that year. Amidst heavy competition, the live tracks – including "What I Say," "Sivad" and "Gemini Double Image" – are the highlights, featuring some of Miles' best playing of the decade, plus aggressive work on extended solo spots by John McLaughlin on guitar, Keith Jarrett on keyboards, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Alternating chaotic deep-groove passages with a few more atmospheric, Live-Evil held up for two decades as one of the great import-only Miles Davis albums, until it was reissued in America by Columbia/Legacy in 1997.

Review by John Bush,

Miles Davis - trumpet, trumpet with wah-wah
Gary Bartz - soprano saxophone, flute
Steve Grossman, Wayne Shorter - soprano saxophone
John McLaughlin - electric guitar
Keith Jarrett - electric piano, organ
Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul - electric piano
Michael Henderson - electric bass
Dave Holland - electric bass, acoustic bass
Khalil Balakrishna - electric sitar
Ron Carter - acoustic bass
Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham - drums
Hermeto Pascoal - drums, whistling, vocals, electric piano
Airto Moreira - percussion
Conrad Roberts - vocal narration, poem

Recorded live at The Cellar Door, Washington, DC and Columbia Studio B, New York on February 6 - December 19, 1970.



01. Sivad (15:19)
02. Little Church (03:18)
03. Medley: Gemini/Double Image (05:57)
04. What I Say (21:13)
05. Nem Um Talvez (04:06)


01. Selim (02:17)
02. Funky Tonk (23:31)
03. Inamorata and Narration by Conrad Roberts (26:32)