LP - 180g Black Vinyl housed in a heavyweight cardboard sleeve with linen laminate finish. Features the 1996 mix by Mark Wilder for the Grammy Award-winning Box Set “Miles Davis Gil Evans The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings”
Miles Davis is regarded to be one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Quiet Nights is the fourth and last studio album that Davis collaborated on with Gil Evans. The 1963 release took inspiration from the bossa nova genre that rose to popularity during the time.
Quiet Nights is a mix of situations and sources: Brazilian folk (“Prenda Minha”, titled “Song #2” on the album), Spanish classical (“Adelita” by guitar pioneer Francisco Tárrega, here called “Song #1”), and a few ballads, including one that stands out from the rest of the big band album: “Summer Night,” a quintet take featuring Miles playing muted then open trumpet and the start of a new band: tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Frank Butler.
The album was produced by Teo Macero. Some of the additional performers on this album include Paul Chambers, Bill Barber, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Cobb, Willie Bobo, and George Coleman amongst others.
1. Song #2
2. Once Upon A Summertime
3. Aos Pes Da Cruz
4. Song #1
1. Wait Till You See Her
3. Summer Night