Any new DVD release of Miles’ music is always exciting and noteworthy.
Of all the songs on this DVD, I really look forward to hearing the Sketches Of Spain songs.
I’ve never heard any of the songs from that album performed in concert.
The Santana interview should be great, he is a huge fan and always has interesting things to say about Miles.
Miles Davis – Montreux Highlights
Miles Davis is one of the most successful artists in the history of jazz and has a fanatical following. A lot of the footage on this release is previously unseen and none has ever been commercially released before.
Miles Davis is universally regarded as one of the most influential and innovative jazz musicians and composers of the 20th Century. He was at the forefront of the jazz world for decades and was involved in the evolution of bebop, cool jazz, modal jazz and jazz fusion amongst others.
Miles Davis played many times at the Montreux Jazz Festival, especially after his return to performance in the early eighties. This DVD brings together some of the highlights of those Montreux shows stretching back to his first appearance in 1973 and up to his final concert there in July 1991, just a couple of months before his death in September of that year.
1) Ife (1973) 2) Speak; That’s What Happened (1984) 3) Code M D (1985) 4) Pacific Express (1985) 5) Jean-Pierre (1986) 6) Heavy Metal Prelude (1986) 7) Jo Jo (1989) 8. Hannibal (1990) 9) Sketches Of Spain – The Pan Piper (1991) 10) Sketches Of Spain – Solea (1991)
The bonus feature section of this release offers an insightful and personal interview with Carlos Santana talking about his memories of and relationship with Miles Davis and how he was influenced by him.
This is a must for all real Jazz lovers.