This concert has been bootlegged many times ... on Celluloid or most recently on Lonehill. Here's Peter Losin's entry on his Miles Ahead page, which notes: "All of the issued versions are quite a bit flat."
So then, here's the fixed version - and trust me, the difference in sound quality is amazing here! Klook finally sounds just right, not half-drunk and totally off like on the way-too-slow versions you find on all them bootlegs!
These are the original FLAC as prepared by a dear friend ... further info comes with the files - shout outs to everyone involved in this!
Buy the official releases of these musicians, do get the Sonorama releases of the previously unreleased Barney Wilen albums Moshi Too and Jazz in Camera, a studio session co-led by Barney with trumpeter Donald Byrd.
|Barney Wilen (ts), Miles Davis (t), René Urtreger (p, hidden), Pierre Michelot (b), Kenny Clarke (d) |
during the concert in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, December 8, 1957
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Concertgebouw
December 8, 1957
Miles Davis - trumpet
Barney Wilen - tenor saxophone
René Urtreger - piano
Pierre Michelot - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums
1. Woody 'n' You (Dizzy Gillespie) 4:58
2. Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson) 7:05
3. What's New (Bob Haggart) 3:35
4. But Not for Me (George Gershwin) 6:41
5. A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) 7:18
6. Four (Miles Davis) > The Theme (Miles Davis) 4:25
7. Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) 6:37
8. Well, You Needn't (Thelonious Monk) 5:27
9. 'Round About Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 5:28
10. Lady Bird (Tadd Dameron) > The Theme (Miles Davis) 5:40
: : dime notes : :
Pitch was approx. 47 cents flat.
In addition to the notes above: Miles already performed in Europe in November 1956 with the same trio plus Lester Young and the Modern Jazz Quartet.
He travelled alone, without his band, on both occasions.
: : losin note : :
Davis and the René Urtreger Quartet made this trip to Amsterdam during the otherwise-uninterrupted stay at Club St. Germain in Paris. The Celluloid LP and CD notes do not list either version of "The Theme."