Miles Davis and the "Lost Quintet"

Miles Davis' late 1969/early 1970 performances with the "Lost Quintet" (Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss, ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b, el-b); Jack DeJohnette (d)) are unquestionably some of the most exciting of this long career. Named for the fact that they never recorded as a five-man lineup in the studio, and up until the 2001 release of Live At Fillmore East (March 7, 1970): It's About That Time, had never been featured on an official release, the "Lost Quintet" played an overwhelmingly important role in bridging Miles' older, more familiar material with his new electric direction. This meant that sets saw the unlikely pairing of standards like "'Round Midnight" or "I Fall In Love Too Easily" with "Bitches Brew" and "Miles Run The Voodoo Down," often segueing into one another to create a singular suite, and all overflowing with incredible intensity. A monumental task that produced amazing results. Jack DeJohnette and Chick Corea are absolutely ferocious on both of these recordings.

July 25, 1969
La Pinède, Juan-les-Pins
1. Directions
2. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
3. Milestones
4. Footprints
5. 'Round Midnight
6. It's About That Time
7. Sanctuary/The Theme

November 3, 1969
Salle Pleyel, Paris
(First Set)

1. Directions
2. Bitches Brew
3. Paraphanalia
4. Riot
5. I Fall In Love Too Easily
5. Sanctuary
6. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down/The Theme

(Second Set)
1. Introduction
2. Bitches Brew
3. Agitation
4. I Fall In Love Too Easily
5. Sanctuary
6. Masqualero
7. It's About That Time


bp1806 said...

waw!!! Now, It's a good day. Thanks.

Slidewell said...

I already had the music on the Juan-les-Pins disk, tho I had no idea what the line-up was for the show.

More great stuff from the Heat Warps! Not only the details and line-up of the concert, but another whole set as well.

thanks again!

PS I've got some live Miles you may be interested in. ;)

arcamus said...

great band
thanks for these

hansame said...

Nice to meet you.
I was able to download live of Miles which I looked for from the past this time.
Therefore I thank you very much.
I uploaded Deep Brew Vol.1 of Miles which you looked for.
Download Link:

In addition, I send a message.
Thanking you in advance.

JR HeatWarp said...

I'm very pleased to see that this is being enjoyed by so many.

Many thanks to Hansame for Deep Brew Vol. 1!!! I may turn this into a proper posting in the near future if you don't mind. Not to sound greedy, but do you also have Deep Brew Volume 2? I'd love to wrap my ears around this full set!

As always, enjoy the music!

hevisto said...

This blog look very nice. Thanks for the November Miles and the JB. Got any Sugarcane Harris?

philip said...

waow! here we're on serious miles territory... incredible! i really wasn't aware of this "lost quintet" phenomenon. i found that last year's "cellar door" concerts were already such an interesting transition in miles'band electric vocabulary. thanks for these gems!

philip said...

too bad hansame's treat was in .rar format... so i hope it will become a heat post someday...

Wayne said...

Great tracks! Fabulous photo! Where did you find it? Is it in NYC? I forgot about his 5 Ferraris!

hansame said...

I see you being pleased and am glad.
You may use this sound source freely.
I prepare upload of Deep Brew vol.2 now.
Is file compression besides rar?

hansame said...

Deep Brew vol.2
Enjoy it!
See again!!

JR HeatWarp said...

Thanks Hansame! I'll give these both a proper posting up here at the Heat Warps very soon. I have no problems with .rar files, but some users have to download software to open them. I will post these in .zip.

Wayne, an incredible photo indeed! I found them over at the site of photographer Baron Wolman. You can purchase the actual print here:

Anonymous said...

The show from July 25, 1969 , Juan-les-Pins is available on a CBS release from Japan called 1969 Miles. You can find it at Pricey though.

Great blog. I've found so much great stuff here.

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing stuff. I had no idea the 1969 band ever played "Milestones" or "I Fall In Love Too Easily."

Thanks so much.

--Pepe C. --

Carter said...

Amazing masterpieces.Thank you for this beautiful music

CHURLIE said...

Thanks for this concerts,
I could not download the Salle Pleyel Concert, could you up load it again?

j_shot said...

Link to Salle Pleyel Concert is no more. Any chance of a re-up? Thanks for the Juan-les-Pins. Very Nice.

Anonymous said...

Second link is dead, I'm afraid!

JR Heat Warp said...

The fine folks over at The Roadhouse have recently posted both sets of the Salle Pleyel show. Grab it here:

O.B. Dan said...

The Roadhouse blog is gone. Will you please either reload the original Salle Pleyel link or the two-sets link from The Roadhouse? can never get too much Miles Davis!

JR Heat Warp said...

Thanks for the heads up, OB Dan. I've re-upped the Salle Pleyel first set and added the second set at your request. Thanks for dropping in.

O.B. Dan said...

Wowie zowie...thanks! I haven't been around since the old look...good to see the Warp is still doin' it!

o said...

Oops...forgot to mention...I lost a whole external drive's worth of downloads, and that included all my Miles Davis. This is the first blog I came to, to get some of it back.

O.B. Dan said...

I just finished downloading both sets. They are great, from the MD days I like best. Thanks so much for helping me fill the gap.

JR Heat Warp said...

My pleasure, Dan, and thanks for keeping Heat Warps on your radar. I'm back to posting on a somewhat-regular basis now, so let me know if there are still Miles shows you're looking for and I'll check the vaults.

beebe said...

Thanks so much for this . . . I've been looking for these complete concerts for awhile now.

JR Heat Warp said...

My pleasure, Beebe. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot man, precious music!!!

Malach said...

Very happy that I could get Miles Davis at the Salle Pleyel. He 's one of the greatest. Thanks thanks thanks!

TheFanatic said...

I can't thank you enough, my friend!
This is some of the most beautiful Miles (and Chick) I have ever heard.
What a great surprise.
Thanks again!

taro nombei said...

thanks so much for keeping these links up.
much appreciated!

taro nombei said...

thanks for this JR
love this era Miles, great to hear these shows.
Happy New Year!

Rick said...

thanks man, great band