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Concert Vault presents this exclusive 180-gram vinyl edition of the Miles Davis Quintet at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival. Widely considered one of the most important musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis' impact on jazz cannot be overstated. A composer of countless tunes that have become part of the jazz canon, he also recorded the best-selling jazz album of all time, "Kind of Blue". By 1967, Miles had settled into a near-telepathic groove with his second great quintet, consisting of pianist Herbie Hancock, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams.
Through two and a half years of touring and recording, this ensemble had forged a rare, unprecedented chemistry where elements of free jazz playing were gradually introduced into their adventurous hard bop. By the time of this July 2, 1967 Newport appearance, they were performing magic together on the bandstand.
2. Gingerbread Boy/Footprints
3. 'Round Midnight
4. So What/The Theme