By 1971 Miles Davis already has an esteemed career that peered through his many musical visions. His “Live-Evil” release of that year spread his diversity over two LP’s giving fans two distinct sides of Miles. Documented here are two very different settings for his bands. The first disc is a selection of a December 19, 1970 gig at the Cellar Door in Washington D.C., which featured a band comprised of trumpeter Miles Davis, bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Jack DeJohnette, John McLaughlin on guitar, Gary Bartz blowing the saxophone, Keith Jarrett on organ, and percussionist Airto. Listen in to these tunes that groove hard and fast, leading to the great funkiness that shows up on future releases. The second band found on these discs was recorded in Columbia's Studio B in New York City and substitutes Ron Carter or Dave Holland on bass, plus added Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock on electric pianos, all while losing the guitar on the tracks “Selim” and “Nem Um Talvez,” and swapped Steve Grossman over Gary Bartz while adding Hermeto Pascoal on percussion and drums in one place ("Selim"). The studio sessions were actually recorded in June, a few months earlier than the live dates.
As part of the early push into Quaddrophonic, “Live Evil” was released on QS quadrophonic vinyl back in the day, and now nearly a half century later it has been transferred into the digital domain and released on multi-channel SACD. This Japanese hybrid SACD edition contains both quad and stereo DSD layers and is housed in a 7inch cardboard sleeve packaging with a sticker featuring the artwork.
Scheduled for release Jan 31, 2020.
SACD 4.0 quad and 2.0 stereo DSD hybrid disc 2019 remaster.