Miles Davis: Walkin' (1964 live version)

Track

Walkin’

Artist

Miles Davis (trumpet)

CD

The Complete Concert 1964 – My Funny Valentine and Four and More (Columbia C2K-48821)

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Musicians:

Miles Davis (trumpet), George Coleman (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums).

Composed by Richard Carpenter

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Recorded: Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, February 12, 1964

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Rating: 94/100 (learn more)


     Miles Davis, photo by Herb Snitzer

Along with Brown/Roach and Coltrane/Jones, the musical pairing of Miles Davis and Tony Williams marks one of the great leader/drummer partnerships in jazz history. Joining Miles’s group when he was just seventeen, Tony Williams changed the realm of possibilities for the bebop drummer with his unique four-way independence (especially the freeing of his left foot to play more complex patterns) and his “quiet burn” – the ability to play independent, polyrhythmic patterns while comping at a soft volume. These drumming elements are all evident in this live example, made all the more effective through his interaction with rhythm-section mates Hancock and Carter.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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