Thursday, February 12, 2009

Miles Davis and John Coltrane - So What - 1959

Miles Davis and John Coltrane play one of the best renditions of SO WHAT ever captured on film, live in New York, April 2, 1959. Recorded by CBS producer Robert Herridge. Cannonball Adderley had a migraine and was absent from the session. Wynton Kelly played piano--he was the regular band member at this time--but Bill Evans had played on the original recording of "So What" on March 2, 1959. The other musicians seen in the film were part of the Gil Evans Orchestra, who performed selections from "Miles Ahead". Jimmy Cobb on drums.


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