The Unissued Cafe Bohemia Broadcasts
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The Unissued Cafe Bohemia Broadcasts
Miles Davis Quintet
John Coltrane
Domino Records


This is a 2013 Domino records release consisting of radio broadcasts not originally intended for commercial reissue. The audio is surprisingly good considering the bulk of the performances originate from 55 year old club dates.

Total playing time is seventy-six minutes. However, only sixty minutes originate from the club Bohemia performances. The material was collected from four separate Café Bohemia dates occurring from 1956 through 1958. The remaining eighteen minutes are devoted to two "bonus tracks" recorded live in 1958 and 1953, respectively.

The set list consists of fourteen numbers. Most of these are well known, established compositions played frequently by Miles and the crew during this era." The Theme","Walkin"," Well You Needn't, "Woody'N You", and"It Never Entered My Mind" are some prime examples. The bands familiarity with the play list allows them to establish a tight musical framework with a rock steady rhythm section. Miles, Coltrane and Red Garland can then stretch out with some extended solos. There's' some intricate, and at times tricky weaving between soloists as each artist attempts to take the tune to the next musical plateau.

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