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Ascenseur Pour l'Échafaud [VINYL] Limited Edition, Soundtrack, Import


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Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly protean. To examine his career is to examine the history of jazz ... Read more in Amazon's Miles Davis Store

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  • Vinyl (1 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Jazz Wax Records
  • ASIN: B002H3ETXW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,677 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. L'Assassinat de Carala
3. Sur L'Autoroute
4. Julien Dans L'Ascenseur
5. Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées
6. Dîner Au Motel
7. Evasion de Julien
8. Visite du Vigile
9. Au Bar du Petit Bac
10. Chez Le Photographe du Motel
11. On Green Dolphin Street
12. Fran-Dance
13. Stella By Starlight

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. C. Connolly on 13 Jan 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I bought this as a present for my son as he loves vinyl records and he was really pleased with it when it came.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Miles Davis with a dark and sophisticated European flavor 6 Sep 2012
By The Guardian - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
This recording session from the night of 4-5 December 1957 is one of a very few Miles Davis ever composed in Europe for a European project, in this case the soundtrack to Louis Malle's film noir `Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud' (literally `Elevator to the gallows'). The film was a dark and ironic tale with a convoluted plot involving a planned murder last thing on a Friday afternoon, staged to look like suicide, following which the scheming murderer gets stuck in the building's elevator whilst leaving, as the electricity shuts off for the weekend. The original album cover showed a monochrome still from the movie: main protagonist French actress Jeanne Moreau in a classic and arresting pose.

Louis Malle was a great fan of Miles' music and asked him personally to compose and record the film's score: Miles was inspired and delighted. Recorded in one night-time session in an atmospheric old building in Paris to inspire the mood, Miles was joined by Barney Wilen on tenor sax, Rene Urtreger on piano, Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums, to sublime result. It's super-cool night-time jazz at its very best, in the loose modal style shortly to characterize Miles' revolutionary `Kind of Blue' period, with numbers mainly slow, dark and atmospheric and a few lighter pieces, spiced with a couple faster and more up-tempo for the movie's scenes of chase and movement. The predominant note is however slow and midnight-moody, perfect dinner-party background music of impeccable taste and ultra-cool; intelligent and thoughtful, in style reminiscent of `In a Silent Way'.

The music remains a fine example of Miles at his very best, from one of his most productive and innovative periods. Spiced with an unusual, dark and sophisticated European flavor, `Ascenseur' is definitely one of his top ten recordings.
Great album and seller 22 Jun 2014
By Jon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
This album is a must for any true miles davis fan. It arrived safely with no damage. I highly recommend.
If you don't own it, BUY IT NOW! 5 Feb 2014
By Michael E. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Vinyl or CD or MP3 or whatever medium suits your need. This is Miles at his finest. I won't even bother going into details about the album, if you know anything about MD then you need to have this album.

Wikipedia it if you need more info on it, but if you in any way like Miles Davis and do not have this album you are missing out on one of his best.
impressive 13 Oct 2013
By Joop Remmé - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Listening to this classic Miles Davis album on vinyl gives the full experience of what melancholy by trumpet can be. Especially if you know the story in the movie, you can experience the tragedy as illustrated by Miles Davis and it is, at least to me, very impressive.
a good record 18 May 2012
By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
right before sketches of spain and right after his birth of cool era and i got this album a long time ago, and the compositions were tight and the album was well Produced. nothing in sight was to prepare for his flipping thee script in the next decade, however if you prefer your MD smooth and well arranged this set works. its a good album and fits nicely.
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