These performances come from a vintage TV broadcast and its technical image quality is not perfect. The group on this outstanding DVD was probably the second greatest Miles Davis Quintet ever assembled, the first being the unit with John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. However, their filmed output is limited to merely four performances: three tunes from a Steve Allen show taped on September 10 and 11, 1964, the present Milan concert and the two European concerts already documented on our companion volume "European Tour 1967" (IJ518). When this Milan concert was recorded, the band had just recently formed.
Ferran Savall offers a unique creative project; a selection of snapshots that appear and disappear in the musical performance, in the improvisation. An unrepeatable musical experience shared with the audience. The intimacy of sincerity and the spontaneity of creation. Mediterranean exoticism and music from all around the world.
For the first time on CAM JAZZ, Ramberto Ciammarughi, a pianist from Assisi, makes his debut on the Roman label with his "new music for a trio". A top-class trio, with the well-known Miroslav Vitous on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums. These two musicians are in perfect harmony with the leader, thanks also to the numerous collaborations during the course of their training. Ciammarughi wrote almost all of the tracks.