Miles Davis In Concert: My Funny Valentine

Artikkelnr.: UDSACD 2141

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MARKED BY DEEP EMOTIONS, SPONTANEOUS BRILLIANCE, SENSITIVE BEAUTY, AND SUBLIME POIGNANCY

Miles Davis' My Funny Valentine marks several historic turning points. For Davis, the live album represents the final time on record he'd perform standards rather than original compositions. It also stands as one of the last documents made by the same band that created Seven Steps to Heaven. As such, the work teems with bebop melodicism yet steers clear of Davis' oft-controversial avant-garde leanings. Most significantly, however, the set captures the ballads performed at a benefit concert from New York's then-new Philharmonic Hall just months after President Kennedy's assassination. Tapping into a seemingly divine inspiration, Davis never sounded so elegant or poetic.

 

MY FUNNY VALENTINE
Artist Miles Davis In Concert
Tittel My Funny Valentine
Sjanger Jazz
Mastret av  Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Format CD/SACD (Hybrid SACD)
Antall Plater 1
Lydkvalitet Audiofil
Plateselskap Mobile Fidelity
Utgivelsesdato 1965 / 2014
Platenummer UDSACD 2141
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Staged as a benefit to support voter registration in the South, the February concert came amidst the height of the Civil Rights movement, a cause dear to Davis' heart. Yet unforeseen circumstances raised the stakes. Having professed his admiration for Kennedy years prior, Davis appears to approach the compositions on My Funny Valentine (and, in particular, the title track) as homage to the fallen leader, a collective soliloquy comprised of pieces shot through with deeply emotional passages, spontaneous brilliance, sensitive beauty, and sublime poignancy. Elegiac moods permeate the performances; Davis and his Harmon mute paint with intricate brushstrokes.

Pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams are their leader's equal, and would continue with Davis until later in the decade, helping form what's now known as the "second great quintet." But the secret weapon on both My Funny Valentine and its sister Four & More arrives in the form of tenor saxophonist George Coleman, whom jazz experts Brian Morton and Richard Cook deem "one of the unsung heroes of modern jazz." His lines are subtle and sophisticated, straightahead but capable of unanticipated direction, and here, he comes into his own. As does the entire band.

Indeed, the combination of introspective chemistry, lyrical reach, and telepathic communication demonstrated by the quintet on My Funny Valentine arguably exceeds that on any of Davis' myriad other live efforts. One listen confirms something special transpiring, and on this reissue, those properties are rendered in a manner that's as transparent to the source as humanly possible. Do not miss this.

MY FUNNY VALENTINE
Nr TITTEL TID
01 My Funny Valentine 14:54
02 All Of You 14:44
03 Stella By Starlight 12:55
04 All Blues 08:52
05 I Thought About You 11:08