Miles Davis – Miles Davis Live - What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 - RSD Jazz - Sealed 2LP

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Miles Davis – Miles Davis Live - What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83

Label:      Columbia – 19439955761, Legacy – 19439955761
2 x Vinyl, LP, Stereo, Gatefold
Record Store Day release June 18, 2022 drop.
Comes with printed inner sleeves.
[From back cover and labels]
℗ & © 2022 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
[From hype sticker]
Never before released
From the forthcoming release "The Bootleg Series Volume 7"
Miles captured live at the Theatre St. Denis
Mastered By – Mark Wilder
Mixed By – David Darlington, Steve Berkowitz
Lacquer Cut At – Nashville Record Productions
Pressed By – United Record Pressing
Recorded By – Le Studio Mobile
Mixed At – Bass Hit Studios
Mastered At – Battery Studios, New York
Country:    US
Released:   Jun 18, 2022
Genre:      Jazz
A1          Speak (That's What Happened)
Written By – Miles Davis - John Scofield
Written-By – John Scofield, Miles Davis
A2          Star People
Written-By – Miles Davis
B1          What It Is
Written By – Miles Davis - John Scofield
Written-By – John Scofield, Miles Davis
B2          It Gets Better
Written-By – Miles Davis
C1          Hopscotch
Written-By – Miles Davis
C2          Star On Cicely
Written-By – Miles Davis
C3          Jean-Pierre
Written-By – Miles Davis
D1          Code 3
Written-By – Miles Davis
D2          Creepin' In
Written-By – Miles Davis
Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment
Recorded At – Théâtre St-Denis
Art Direction, Design – Frank Harkins
Bass – Darryl Jones
Drums – Al Foster
Executive-Producer – Cheryl Davis, Darryl Porter, Erin Davis, Vincent Wilburn Jr.*
Guitar – John Scofield
Liner Notes – Greg Tate (2)
Percussion – Mino Cinélu*
Photography By – Robert Etchevery*
Producer [Produced For Release By] – Michael Cuscuna, Richard Seidel, Steve Berkowitz
Product Manager [Product Direction] – Gretchen Brennison, Zach Hochkeppel
Recorded By – Guy Charbonneau
Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax], Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Flute – Bill Evans (3)
Trumpet, Keyboards – Miles Davis
Originally recorded by Guy Charbonneau/Le Mobile Studio Montreal
Recorded live on July 7, 1983, at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Canada
Mixed [...] Bass Hit Studio, New York City
Mastered [...] Battery Studios, New York City
Approx. 83 minutes
Producer's Note: A 3:31 edit of "Speak (That's What Happened)", and a 4:32 edit of "What It Is" were originally issued on "Miles Davis: Decoy" (Columbia LP FC-38991, and CD CK-38991)
Runouts are etched
Barcode (Text): 1 9439-95576-1 7
Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 194399557617
Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): 1943995576-1-D NRP Ⓤ
This double LP release showcases one of Miles Davis’ final great bands including John Scofield on guitar, Bill “The Other Bill Evans” Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Miles was back in amazing form (“incandescent and iridescent as ever” as Greg Tate noted) when he mounted the stage at the Theatre St-Denis during the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal in July 1983 and this 2LP 12″ vinyl pressing marks the first release of this revelatory performance.

The recording has been lovingly mixed and mastered  the Record Store Day pressing of What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 is its exclusive release on vinyl. What It Is includes tracks from Star People, the Marcus Miller tune “Hopscotch,” and the song “Jean-Pierre” that appeared on 1982’s We Want Miles. Miles thought so well of these recordings of “What It Is” and “That’s What Happened” that he utilized them, in heavily edited form, for his 1984 release Decoy; What It Is presents these tracks for the first time in their complete form. Packaged in beautiful gatefold packaging, What It Is: Montreal 7/7/83 features liner notes penned by the incomparable music journalist Greg Tate in one of his final writing pieces.

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Artist Miles Davis
Color Black