The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6
These five European concerts find Miles Davis and John Coltrane at both the apex and tail end of their musical relationship. Joined by pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb (the rhythm section from the classic Kind of Blue), the two giants display vividly contrasting styles: Davis’ trumpet is spare and astringent in its lyricism, while Coltrane’s tenor sax bursts with movement and radical invention. Their artistic paths may have starkly diverged, but jazz was incalculably richer for the encounter.