While Woodstock might mark the the end of the ’60s and an attitude, for Miles Davis, it was just part of his continuing search for a new sound – even experimenting with free jazz.

Rome 1969 [Miles-Tree, 2CD]

Live at the Teatro Sistina, Rome, Italy, October 27, 1969. Excellent radio broadcast.

The Lost Quintet refers to the Miles Davis Band from 1969 that featured Miles (trumpet), Dave Holland (bass), Wayne Shorter (saxophone), Jack DeJohnette (drums) and Chick Corea (keyboards), a group that never recorded together in the studios.

In his attempt to conjure up a new jazz idiom, Miles also experimented with free jazz. It might even be fair to say that the time from 1969 to early 1970 can be considered Miles’s free jazz period – after that he would drop free jazz and move to fusion/rock/funk.

Disc 1 (first set)
Track 101. Directions (J. Zawinul) 6:51
Track 102. Directions/This 4:31
Track 103. This (C. Corea) (incomplete) 5:02
Track 104. ‘Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 10:47
Track 105. I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 1:47
Track 106. Masqualero (W. Shorter) (with applause) 12:17

Disc 2 (second set)
Track 201. Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 15:06
Track 202. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (M. Davis) 15:08
Track 203. Agitation (M. Davis) 8:16
Track 204. I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 2:06
Track 205. Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:44

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