Editors’ Notes Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis pioneered the studio as a compositional tool, splicing takes to forge a perfect solo or assembling fragments into a composition. Yet Davis was an inventive improviser, and his voluminous live recordings allow listeners to hear him think out loud and experiment with new ideas, such as taking his “So What” at a blistering tempo or spontaneously marshalling dense funk grooves on '70s albums like Dark Magus.

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ALBUM
Bye Bye Blackbird
9:10
 
All of You (Live from Olympia Theatre, Paris)
17:05
 
Walkin' (Live)
8:07
 
Straight, No Chaser (Live)
8:46
 
Milestones (Live)
9:16
 
All Blues (Live)
8:54
 
I Thought About You (Live)
11:14
 
Milestones (Live)
8:58
 
So What (Live)
13:36
 
Stella by Starlight (Live)
12:48
 
My Funny Valentine (Live)
12:48
 
All of You (Live)
11:18
 
No Blues (Live October 28, 1967 Konigin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, Belgium)
11:15
 
Sanctuary (Live Newport Jazz Festival 1969)
3:58
 
Spanish Key (Live)
8:33
 
Inamorata (Live)
13:59
 
Bitches Brew (Live Isle of Wight Festival 1970)
10:09
 
Directions
2:29
 
Little Church
3:17
 
I Fall In Love Too Easily (Live)
1:19
 
Wili, Pt. 1 (Live)
14:20
 
Jean-Pierre
10:42
 
Summertime (Live)
2:58
 
Tutu (Live)
8:53
 

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