Miles Davis – What I Say (1970)

What I Say is the first track on side B on the double album Live-Evil by Miles Davis. Much of the record (including What I Say) was recorded live at the Washington D. C. -based nightclub The Cellar Door, December, 1970 and the rest was recorded in Columbia´s Studio B, February, 1970.

Davis had originally intended the album to be a spiritual successor to Bitches Brew, but this idea was abandoned when it became obvious that Live-Evil was “something completely different”.[source]

This particular sextet was together for just under a year, from November 1970 to July 1971, when Moreira and DeJohnette left, and has until now been undocumented on official releases. It could hitherto only be heard on Davis’ classic 1971 album Live-Evil, but in altered form: guitarist John McLaughlin was added for the December 19, 1970, performance, which dramatically changed the sound of the band. [read more]

Miles Davis (Trumpet + Wah Wah)

Gary Bartz (Soprano, Alto Sax)

Keith Jarrett (Keyboard, Organ)

Jack DeJohnette (Drums)

Michael Henderson (Bass)

Airto Moreira (Percussion)

 

 

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