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Miles in Tokyo is a live album recorded on July 14, 1964,[4] by the Miles Davis Quintet at the Tokyo Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It was released in the United States on CD in 2005 and is the first recording of Davis in Japan. It is the only album[5][6] to showcase an early incarnation of his Second Great Quintet featuring Sam Rivers on tenor saxophone, following George Coleman's departure;[5][6] after this, Wayne Shorter's appointment completed the classic lineup[5] which recorded such albums as ESP and Miles Smiles, through to Miles in the Sky.

Miles in Tokyo
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Live album by
ReleasedJune 6, 1969[1]
RecordedJuly 14, 1964
VenueTokyo Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
GenreJazz[2]
Length51:14(LP) 53:59(CD)
LabelCBS/Sony
SONX 60064-R
ProducerKiyoshi Itoh
Miles Davis chronology
Four & More
(1964)
Miles in Tokyo
(1969)
Miles in Berlin
(1964)
Alternative Cover
1970s Reissue
1970s Reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
All About Jazz(favorable)[3]

Track listingEdit

Original LP track ListEdit

Side A (23:03)Edit

  1. "Introduction by Teruo Isono"
  2. "If I Were a Bell" (Frank Loesser) – 10:18
  3. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 12:45

Side B (28:11)Edit

  1. "So What" (Miles Davis) – 7:50
  2. "Walkin'" (Richard H. Carpenter) – 9:11
  3. "All of You" (Cole Porter) – 11:10
  4. "Theme and Announcement"

Reissue CD (COL 519507 2, 2005)[7]Edit

  1. "Introduction by Teruo Isono" - 1:10
  2. "If I Were a Bell" (Frank Loesser) – 10:14
  3. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 12:45
  4. "So What" (Miles Davis) – 8:02
  5. "Walkin'" (Richard H. Carpenter) – 9:11
  6. "All of You" (Cole Porter) – 11:18
  7. "Go-Go [Theme] + closing announcement" (Miles Davis) - (1:19)

PersonnelEdit

ProductionEdit

Original LPEdit

Reissue CD(COL 519507 2, 2005)Edit

  • Reissue Producer - Michael Cuscuna and Bob Belden
  • Remastered - Mark Wilder at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY.
  • Project Director - Seth Rothstein
  • Legacy A&R - Steve Berkowitz
  • A&R Coordination - Stacey Boyle
  • Reissue Art Direction - Howard Fritzson
  • Reissue Design - Randall Martin
  • Photography - Akiyoshi Miyashita
  • Packaging Manager - Norm Elrod
  • Liner Note - Takao Ogawa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miles Davis.com
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (2011). "Miles in Tokyo - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  3. ^ Linares, Germein (2011). "Miles Davis | Miles in Tokyo". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  4. ^ Losin, Peter. "Miles Ahead Session Details". Miles Ahead. Peter Losin. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
  5. ^ a b c "Miles in Tokyo - AllAboutJazz Review".
  6. ^ a b "Miles in Tokyo - AllMusic Review".
  7. ^ "Discogs.com - Miles in Tokyo". Discogs.com.