“Last Dance” cover
Thanks a lot to Stephen from Marlbank for letting us know that another duo album with Charlie Haden will be released in June 2014. According to Marlbank:
“The material featured on the album includes ‘’Round Midnight’, ‘Dance of the Infidels’, ‘My Old Flame’, ‘My Ship’, and ‘It Might As Well Be Spring’ as well as ‘Everything Happens To Me’ and ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye.’
Alternate takes of Jasmine tracks ‘Where Can I Go Without You’ and ‘Goodbye’ also feature.”
The album is already listed on Amazon with a release date of June 17, 2014.
Update (May 4, 2014). Added album cover. Thanks to Håvard!
Update (May 16, 2014). Thanks to Håvard again for letting us know that Amazon UK now has samples for the nine tracks on “Last Dance”. The tracklist is also available.
Update (June 8, 2014). “Last Dance” will be available from Qobuz in Studio Masters quality (24 bits). It will probably also be available from HDtracks, HighResAudio, and GubeMusic. Thanks to Wookyung for the information.
The “Miles at the Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 3″ 4-CD box set has just been released last week, on March 25, 2014.
Here is is an excerpt from Thom Jurek’s review on AllMusic:
“Until now, the official recordings of Miles Davis’ performances at the Fillmore East between June 17 and 20, 1970 have been limited to Miles at the Fillmore, released as a double-disc. That album’s producer Teo Macero edited the recordings to create medleys of each night’s music to four 20-minute selections. This four-disc set contains the full concerts. There are 100 minutes of previously unreleased music from Wednesday through Saturday, and an additional 35 minutes of unreleased music from a previous gig at the Fillmore West.”
The June 17-20, 1970 concerts feature Keith Jarrett on organ. For more information about these concerts, see Peter Losin’s sessionography (June 17, 18, 19, and 20).
For more information about the box set, see also the announcement on milesdavis.com.
“The Impulse Years 1973-1976″ cover
This is already old news, but Universal Music Group has re-released “The Impulse Years 1973-1976″ as a single 9-CD box set in October 2013 in Italy. The box set is available as an import in most European countries.
There’s apparently nothing new in this reissue. All the music on it was previously available on two separate box sets, “The Impulse Years 1973-1974″ and “Mysteries: Impulse Years 1975-1976″.
Thanks to Jon for the information.
As previously mentioned, “Ritual” will be released on CD for the first time on January 24, 2014. Actually, it appears that both “Ritual” and “Arbour Zena” will be re-released on LP/CD and as High-Resolution downloads (available from Highresaudio, Gubemusic, Qobuz, and HDtracks).
Marlbank has a news story about these reissues.
Thanks to Stephen and Jon for the information.
After “Hymns/Spheres” (January 2013) and “Concerts: Bregenz / München” (November 2013), ECM will finally re-release “Ritual” on CD in January 2014 (January 24 in Germany, January 27 in the UK).
Some information about the album from AllMusic:
“Keith Jarrett does not actually play on this LP; rather, it is Dennis Russell Davies, a classical pianist and conductor with whom Jarrett collaborates frequently, who performs this 32-minute Jarrett composition on a grand piano. Ritual has several of the characteristics of Jarrett’s solo improvisations — the repetitive vamps and ostinatos, wistful lyricism, ruminative episodes developing organically out of what preceded them — but without the jazzy/bluesy feeling that runs through the solo concerts.”
Thanks to Arnulf and Matthias for the information.