Listening to Miles Davis and John Coltrane’s Final Tour
Richard Brody writes about “Miles Davis and John Coltrane—The Final Tour,” the sixth volume in Sony’s “Bootleg Series” of live recordings by Davis, which comes out March 23rd.
The Story Behind The Miles Davis Quintet Recordings, 1955-1956
In the first half of 1955 Miles Davis was in a much better shape than he was in a long time. After kicking his heroin habit at his father’s house in 1953, he came back to New York City a more complete musician. His tone on the trumpet improved and so his ability to lead groups of musicians at recording sessions and […]
Trumpeter Miles Davis and saxophonist John Coltrane performing at...
Trumpeter Miles Davis and saxophonist John Coltrane performing at Jazz club Cafe Bohemia in New York City in 1956.