3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 June 2013
Correction brother - although this record is great (where is 'Four and More?') this isn't Miles and Trane - Trane left Miles in '61(ish). It is in fact, George Coleman who is fantastic on the record - IF you like it straight (Tony Williams did'nt!) but the group felt that they wanted it bent out of shape a little - so compare this to 'Miles in Berlin' recorded about 8 months later and with Wayne at the helm. The group was in transition and the rest as they say is History! Enjoy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This marvellous quintet album was recorded live at the Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Hall in New York on February 12, 1964 with trumpeter/bandleader Miles Davis(1926-1991); the underrated tenor saxophonist George Coleman(b. 1935) who was soon to leave the group; pianist Herbie Hancock(b. 1940); bassist Ron Carter(b. 1937) & drummer Tony Williams(1945-1997).
All the members of the quintet are on inspired form on four lengthy standards and Miles' 'All Blues' with lyrical and incandescent playing from Davis & Coleman.
'My Funny Valentine' contains over an hour of magnificent, timeless music which captures this quintet at the peak of its powers and is an essential item in any Miles Davis collection.
on 28 January 2015
There are many entries for this CD on the amazon site. I think that I own a copy of this one! Recorded in February 1964 in concert at the Lincoln Centre this album has just five tracks but lasts just over an hour. The days of Coltrane and Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly or Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones or Jimmy Cobb are behind us. This is a new era for the quintet. George Coleman features on tenor, Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b) and Tony Williams (d). A new team, same old tunes but a new sound!
Miles has played and recorded these tunes on numerous occasions and of course (this is jazz) each performance is different. Everyone here plays with brilliance.
An hour of magnificent modern jazz.