Monday, September 3, 2007

Miles Davis - 1972-1975 - Beyond the Corner Box Set: Studio Sessions 1972-1975



The fallowing info was released recently about the up and coming Miles Davis box set for selected recorded material from 1972 to 1975. This period of Miles' life was chaotic in every way one could imagine, but the deep grooves set forth during this period showed Miles' eagerness to explore color and tones. Miles was trully with his bands during this decade of his life, weither it be organ fills or drops of wah wah trumpet, Miles always knew how to speak to the listener. This music represents the final split from the world he once knew into the one he was starting to embrace. This split began with Bitches Brew, but didn't pick up major amounts of controversy until On the Corner through Get Up With It, which this set documents. This will be a must get for fans of fusion and anyone interested in Miles during a phase when everyone who used to love him before was telling him no.

INFO TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM HERE: http://www.plosin.com/milesAhead/Disco.aspx?id=BeyondCorner

Beyond the Corner: Studio Sessions 1972-1975 (Columbia n/a)



Title: Beyond the Corner: Studio Sessions 1972-1975
Label: Columbia n/a (CD)
Number of Tracks: 31
Details: March 9, 1972; June 1, 1972; June 6, 1972; June 12, 1972; August 23, 1972; September 6, 1972; December 8, 1972; January 4, 1973; July 26, 1973; September 17, 1973; September 18, 1973; June 19, 1974; October 7, 1974; November 6, 1974; May 5, 1975
Note: Only tracks on which Davis is present (407:12) are displayed below.



Disc 1
1 On The Corner (M. Davis) [unedited master] Jun 1, 1972 19:25
2 On The Corner (M. Davis) [take 4] Jun 1, 1972 5:15
3 One and One (M. Davis) [unedited master] Jun 6, 1972 17:55
4 Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X (M. Davis) [unedited master] Jun 6, 1972 23:37
5 Jabali (M. Davis) Jun 12, 1972 11:04


Disc 2
1 Ife (M. Davis) Jun 12, 1972 21:33
2 Chieftain Aug 23, 1972 14:37
3 Rated X (M. Davis) Sep 6, 1972 6:50
4 Turnaround [take 14] Nov 29, 1972 17:16
5 U-Turnaround [take 15] Nov 29, 1972 8:27


Disc 3
1 Billy Preston (M. Davis) Dec 8, 1972 12:33
2 The Hen [Untitled Original A (take 1)] Jan 4, 1973 12:55
3 Big Fun/Holly-wuud [take 2] Jul 26, 1973 6:32
4 Big Fun/Holly-wuud [take 3] Jul 26, 1973 7:07
5 Peace [Untitled Original (take 5)] Jul 26, 1973 7:01
6 Mr. Foster Sep 18, 1973 15:14


Disc 4
1 Calypso Frelimo (M. Davis) Sep 17, 1973 32:04
2 He Loved Him Madly (M. Davis) Jun 19, 1974 32:13


Disc 5
1 Maiysha (M. Davis) Oct 7, 1974 14:51
2 Mtume (M. Davis) Oct 7, 1974 15:08
3 Mtume (M. Davis) [take 11] Oct 7, 1974 6:51
4 Hip Skip [Untitled Original (take 2)] Nov 6, 1974 18:39
5 What They Do [Untitled Original (take 14)] Nov 6, 1974 12:00
6 Minnie [Latin (take 7)] May 5, 1975 4:01


Disc 6
1 Red China Blues (M. Davis) Mar 9, 1972 4:06
2 On the Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin' of One Thing and Doin' Another/Vote for Miles Jun 6, 1972 19:54
3 Black Satin (M. Davis) Jun 1, 1972 5:15
4 One And One (M. Davis) Jun 6, 1972 6:09
5 Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X (M. Davis) [master] Jun 6, 1972 23:14
6 Big Fun (M. Davis) Jul 26, 1973 2:32
7 Holly-wuud (M. Davis) Jul 26, 1973 2:54




March 9, 1972
Miles Davis (tpt); Wally Chambers (hca); Cornel Dupree (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); Bernard Purdie (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc); Wade Marcus (brass arr); Billy Jackson (rhythm arr)


June 1, 1972
Miles Davis (tpt); Dave Liebman (ss); Chick Corea (synth); Herbie Hancock (org); Harold I. Williams (el-p); John McLaughlin (g); Collin Walcott (sitar); Paul Buckmaster (cello); Michael Henderson (el-b); Jack DeJohnette (d); Jabali Billy Hart (d, perc, bgo); Charles Don Alias (cga, perc); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc); Badal Roy (tabla)


June 6, 1972
Miles Davis (tpt); Carlos Garnett (as, ts); Bennie Maupin (bcl); Herbie Hancock (el-p, synth); Harold I. Williams (el-p, synth); Lonnie Liston Smith (org); David Creamer (g); Collin Walcott (sitar); Paul Buckmaster (cello); Michael Henderson (el-b); Jack DeJohnette (d, handclaps); Jabali Billy Hart (d, handclaps); Charles Don Alias (perc, handclaps); James Mtume Forman (perc, handclaps); Badal Roy (tabla, handclaps)


June 12, 1972
Miles Davis (tpt); Carlos Garnett (ss); Bennie Maupin (bcl); Lonnie Liston Smith (org); Harold I. Williams (el-p, synth); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); Jabali Billy Hart (d, perc); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc); Badal Roy (tabla)


August 23, 1972
Miles Davis (tpt); Cedric Lawson (org); Reggie Lucas (g); Khalil Balakrishna (sitar); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); Badal Roy (tabla); James Mtume Forman (cga)


September 6, 1972
Miles Davis (org); Reggie Lucas (g); Khalil Balakrishna (sitar); Cedric Lawson (synth); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc); Badal Roy (tabla)


November 29, 1972
Miles Davis (tpt); Carlos Garnett (ss); Cedric Lawson (keyb); Reggie Lucas (g); Khalil Balakrishna (sitar); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc); Badal Roy (tabla)


December 8, 1972
Miles Davis (org); Carlos Garnett (ss); Cedric Lawson (keyb); Reggie Lucas (g); Khalil Balakrishna (sitar); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc); Badal Roy (tabla)


January 4, 1973
Miles Davis (tpt); Dave Liebman (ss); Cedric Lawson (keyb); Reggie Lucas (g); Khalil Balakrishna (sitar); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc); Badal Roy (tabla)


July 26, 1973
Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ss, fl); Pete Cosey (g); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)


September 17, 1973
Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ts, fl); John Stubblefield (ss); Pete Cosey (g); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)


September 18, 1973
Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ts); Pete Cosey (g); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga)


June 19, 1974
Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (fl); Pete Cosey (g); Reggie Lucas (g); Dominique Gaumont (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)


October 7, 1974
Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sonny Fortune (ss, fl); Pete Cosey (g); Reggie Lucas (g); Dominique Gaumont (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)


November 6, 1974
Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sonny Fortune (ss, ts, fl); Pete Cosey (g, d, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Dominique Gaumont (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)


May 5, 1975
Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sam Morrison (ts); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)


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also, taken from http://www.miles-beyond.com/otcbox.htm

MILES DAVIS - The Complete On The Corner Sessions

Below the track list as given on Sony Legacy's pre-release copies of The Complete On The Corner Sessions. The expected US release date is put back a week to September 25, 2007

This list is the same as the provisional one that was published here a few months ago, but the CD order has been swapped, some of the previously unreleased tracks have undergone edits, coming in at different lengths, and they have been given titles by Vince Wilburn, Miles' nephew, and Erin Davis, Miles' youngest son.

Like with many of the Miles boxed sets, the overall title is rather misleading, in this case particularly so. It was already a stretch, for instance, to compile all sessions Miles did between August 1969 and February 1970 on the 4-CD The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions, when the actual BB sessions took place over just three days in August 1969. But the forthcoming boxed set covers three years of sessions, from March 1972 to May 1975, and contains music with entirely different vibes, concepts, approaches, personnel, and so on. It's a bit like calling everything The Beatles recorded from Sgt Pepper' onwards The Complete Sgt Pepper's Sessions.

In addition, the liner notes for the boxed set are very sketchy and incomplete. For instance, there's hardly any track by track discussion, as was found on previous boxed sets. Instead there's the briefest of introductions by Bob Belden, an essay by Tom Terrell that's high on impressionistic word play but low on factual information on the music, and an entertaining and informatve essay by Paul Buckmaster, that captures the spirit of the early June 1972 sessions well, but obviously says nothing about the sessions that came afterwards, as he wasn't involved. There are also a few errors in the liner notes and discography. If you want in-depth explanations of what went on during these three years, including extensive recollections by the musicians involved, you'll need to read Chapters 9 and 10 of Miles Beyond. If you don't have it, you can order it here... I've put it on special offer for this occasion.

The above aside, the forthcoming boxed set contains a lot of previously unreleased material, much of which is worth hearing. One oddity is the November 6, 1974 date, when Pete Cosey replaced Al Foster on drums on "Hip-Skip." Later that day he switched to guitar for "What They Do," on which he and guitarist Dominique Gaumont let rip. "Minnie" is based on the Minnie Ripperton song "Loving You," and is almost commercial disco, the most traditional track of the whole collection. Some critics will probably argue that it points towards the more melodic and arranged music of the 1980s.