What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 - RSD 2022 - Sealed

MILES DAVIS What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 (Record Store Day 2022 UK/EU limited edition 9-track Double Album vinyl 2-LP set. Recorded at the Theatre St-Denis during the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal in July 1983, and features one of Miles Davis' final great bands: John Scofield on guitar, Bill “The Other Bill Evans” Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums, and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Gatefold picture sleeve, hype sticker & factory sealed)

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$48.79, £39.99  
Product Availability Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Friday 12th August
Release Year 2022
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album)
Record Label Sony Legacy
Complete Stock List Go to Miles Davis
Product Catalogue No 19439955761
Music Genre Jazz, Progressive, Male Solo
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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This double LP release features one of Miles Davis’ final great bands: John Scofield on guitar, Bill “The Other Bill Evans” Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums, and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Miles was back in amazing form (“incandescent and iridescent as ever,” critic Greg Tate noted), when he mounted the stage at the Theatre St-Denis during the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal in July 1983, and this revelatory performance has been lovingly mixed and mastered for its first ever release, on vinyl for Record Store Day 2022. (A CD will be part of the next edition of the Miles Davis Bootleg Series, focusing on the 1981-1985 period, later in the year.)

What It Is includes tracks from that year’s release Star People, the Marcus Miller tune “Hopscotch” and the song “Jean-Pierre” that appeared on 1982’s We Want Miles. The recordings of “What It Is” and “That’s What Happened” were so well thought of by Miles that he utilized them for his 1984 release Decoy, but in heavily edited form and this release would include the first release of them in complete form. Packaged in beautiful gatefold packaging, the album features liner notes penned by the incomparable music journalist Greg Tate and represent some of his final writing.


Side A
1. Speak (That’s What Happened)
2. Star People

Side B
1. What It Is
2. It Gets Better

Side C
1. Hopscotch
2. Star On Cicely
3. Jean-Pierre

Side D
1. Code 3
2. Creepin’ In

DOUBLE LP  
Recording Artist Miles Davis
Product Title What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 - RSD 2022 - Sealed
Product Information Miles Davis What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 - RSD 2022 - Sealed UK 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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