Monday, February 20, 2012
Miles, Trane, & Stitt
One Miles box set that doesn't get nearly the recognition it deserves is Miles Davis in Stockholm 1960 Complete with John Coltrane and Sonny Stitt. This covers two concerts, several months apart. I am playing 'All Blues' from the first disc. A lot of the commentary focuses on the contrast between Coltrane and Stitt. Guess who wins?
Anyway, I think that this is the most penetrating and compelling version of the composition that I have heard. The Trio behind the horns is Wynton Kelley on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums.