Listen to three tracks from new Miles Davis Quintet box set

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Series: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 was released on Columbia/Legacy Recordings on October 21.

The three-CD box set is the fifth volume in the label’s series detailing the many phases of Miles Davis’ career. It focuses on the period of time between 1966 and 1968, in which the trumpeter worked primarily with his great second quintet, which featured pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Tony Williams and saxophonist Wayne Shorter.

You can currently listen to three tracks from the box set, which have been uploaded on VEVO.

One of the tracks is an alternate take of “Circle,” from Miles Smiles, recorded on October 24, 1966. The other two, “Nefertiti” and “Water Babies,” were recorded during the Nefertiti sessions on June 7, 1967. All three tracks were recorded at the historic Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City.

The release of Freedom Jazz Dance‘s coincides with the 50th anniversary of the 1966 recording of Davis’ album Miles Smiles, which was released the following year. The box set includes full session reels from Davis’’ Miles Smiles sessions, alongside master takes from Nefertiti (1968) and Water Babies (released in 1976 but recorded in 1967).

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