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More information about the “Hamburg ’72” album (cover, tracklist, samples)

"Hamburg '72" cover

“Hamburg ’72” cover

“Hamburg ’72” will be released on November 21 in Germany, November 24 in France, the UK and the US, and December 3 in Japan. Samples are available from Amazon and JPC, among others.

The tracklist is as follows:

  1. Rainbow (9:52)
  2. Everything That Lives Laments (9:44)
  3. Piece For Ornette (9:32)
  4. Take Me Back (8:07)
  5. Life, Dance (2:59)
  6. Song For Che (15:08)

Which means that only the second set will be included on the album, unfortunately.

Thanks to Matthias, Johann Heinrich, Håvard, and Larry for the links and information.

ECM Records to release Hamburg 1972 concert

According to an ad in the December issue of DownBeat (digital edition), ECM Records will soon release a new album, “Hamburg 72″, with Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian. This is probably a recording of the June 14, 1972 concert recorded at NDR Studio 10 in Hamburg, broadcast at multiple occasions by Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). The concert last about 90 minutes and parts of the concert were previously released on an LP called “NDR Jazz Workshop ’72”, so this could be a very interesting release.

Manfred Eicher and Jan Erik Kongshaug mention that the recording will be remixed from the original tapes.

Thanks to Peter for the information!

Update (November 4, 2014). ECM Records now features photos of Keith, Charlie, and Paul (probably from the Hamburg 1972 concert) on its home page. Thanks to Christoph for pointing it out to me.

Second Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden duo album “Last Dance” to be released in June 2014

"Last Dance" cover

“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.

“Miles at the Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 3″ box set released last week

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 9-CD box set

"The Impulse Years 1973-1976" cover

“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.