Directions is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released in 1981 by Columbia Records. It collects previously unreleased outtakes that Davis recorded between 1960 and 1970. Directions was the last of a series of compilation albums - mostly consisting of, at that time, previously unreleased music - that Columbia released to bridge Davis' recording hiatus that ended with The Man with the Horn in July 1981.
Directions (Miles Davis album). Directions is a double album that features previously unreleased outtakes recorded over a 10-year period by Davis. Apart from "Song of Our Country" from the recording sessions for Sketches of Spain (1960), a 1961 recording of "'Round Midnight", and "So Near, So Far" from 1963, the album's songs are from Davis' transitional period during 1967 to 1970, when he was experimenting with a fusion of jazz and rock.
Video: Miles Davis plays So What, with John Coltrane on saxophone. Davis had already formed and fired the group that would become known as his first great quintet (drummer Philly Joe Jones, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers and John Coltrane on saxophone) when, days after returning from Paris, he re-recruited five superb musicians and began working as a sextet. The album the quintet cut during the first studio visit after the Plugged Nickel shows, Miles Smiles, wrings every last drop of creativity out of a band relishing newly unleashed senses of purpose and possibility. The sessions were quick: a few minutes’ rehearsal, then one live take. He’d been using the slogan Directions in music on his album sleeves for years. He remained, as the 1957 album title put it, Miles Ahead. Yet in the first half of 1970, Davis finally made a rock album.
Porgy and Bess (Miles Davis album). Porgy and Bess (CL 1274) is a studio album by jazz musician Miles Davis, released in March 1959 on Columbia Records. The album features arrangements by Davis and collaborator Gil Evans from George Gershwin's 1935 opera of the same name. The album was recorded in four sessions on July 22, July 29, August 4, and August 18, 1958, at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City. Directions is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released in 1981 by Columbia Records. Directions was the last of a series of compilation albums of Davis' music that Columbia released to bridge the hiatus that ended with The Man with the Horn in July 1981.
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Song of Our Country, 03:22. Water On the Pond, 07:00. Directions II, 04:49.
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|A1||Song Of Our Country
Acoustic Bass – Paul Chambers Arranged By, Conductor – Gil EvansBassoon – Jack KnitzerClarinet – Danny BankDrums – Jimmy CobbFlute – Albert Block*, Harold FeldmanFrench Horn – Jimmy Buffington*, Joseph Singer, Tony MirandaHarp – Janet PutnamOboe – Romeo PenquePercussion – Elvin JonesTrombone – Frank Rehak, Dick Nixon*Trumpet – Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Johnny ColesTuba – Bill BarberWritten-By – Gil Evans
Acoustic Bass – Paul Chambers Drums – Jimmy CobbPiano – Wynton KellyTenor Saxophone – Hank MobleyWritten-By – B. Hanighen*, C. Williams*, T. Monk*
|A3||So Near, So Far
Acoustic Bass – Ron CarterDrums – Frank ButlerPiano – Victor FeldmanTenor Saxophone – George ColemanWritten-By – Green*, Crombie*
Acoustic Bass – Buster WilliamsDrums – Tony Williams*Piano – Herbie HancockTenor Saxophone – Wayne ShorterWritten-By – Wayne Shorter
|B1||Water On The Pond
Acoustic Bass – Ron CarterDrums – Tony Williams*Guitar – Joe BeckPiano – Herbie HancockTenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Acoustic Bass – Ron CarterDrums – Tony Williams*Piano – Herbie HancockTenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Drums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Dave HollandElectric Piano – Chick Corea, Herbie HancockPiano – Joe ZawinulTenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Drums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Dave HollandElectric Piano – Chick Corea, Herbie HancockPiano – Joe ZawinulTenor Saxophone – Wayne ShorterWritten-By – Joe Zawinul
Drums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Dave HollandElectric Piano – Chick Corea, Herbie HancockPiano – Joe ZawinulSoprano Saxophone – Wayne ShorterWritten-By – Joe Zawinul
Bass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinDrums – Billy CobhamElectric Bass – Dave HollandElectric Guitar – John McLaughlinSoprano Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Electric Guitar – John McLaughlinElectric Piano – Keith JarrettPercussion – Airto Moreira
Drums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Dave HollandElectric Guitar – John McLaughlinSoprano Saxophone – Steve Grossman
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
- Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
- Manufactured By – Columbia Records
- Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
- Design – John Berg
- Photography By [Cover] – Giuseppe Pino
- Producer – Jim Fishel, Joe McEwen, Stan Tonkel
- Written-By – Miles Davis (tracks: B1, B2, C2 to D2)
Directions: Unreleased recordings 1960-1970.
A1: Recorded in New York, March 11, 1960.
A2: Recorded live at "The Blackhawk" in San Francisco, April 22, 1961.
A3: Recorded in Hollywood, Ca., April 16, 1963.
A4: Recorded in Hollywood, Ca., May 9, 1967.
B1: Recorded in New York, December 28, 1967.
B2: Recorded in New York, January 11, 1968.
B3: Recorded in New York, November 27, 1968.
B4: Recorded in New York, November 27, 1968.
C1: Recorded in New York, November 27, 1968.
C2: Recorded in New York, February 17, 1970.
D1: Recorded in New York, May 21, 1970.
D2: Recorded in New York, February 27, 1970.
Manufactured by Columbia Records / CBS Inc., 51 W. 52 Street, N.Y., N.Y.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed text): 0 7464-36472-1
- Barcode (Compact text): 07464364721
- Barcode (Scanned): 074643647212
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): AL 36473-1A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): BL 36473-1G
- Matrix / Runout (Side C): AL-36474-1B
- Matrix / Runout (Side D): P BL 36474-1A
- Matrix / Runout (Label side A): AL 36473
- Matrix / Runout (Label side B): BL 36473
- Matrix / Runout (Label side C): AL 36474
- Matrix / Runout (Label side D): BL 36474
- Other (Record 1 catalog number): C 36473
- Other (Record 2 catalog number): C 36474
|RO2 36472||Miles Davis||Directions: Unreleased Recordings 1960-1970 (2xLP, Comp)||Columbia||RO2 36472||US||1981|
|SRCS 9310~1||Miles Davis||Directions (2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, Pap)||Sony Records||SRCS 9310~1||Japan||1997|
|S2BP 220237, SBP 237576||Miles Davis||Directions (2xLP, Comp, Gat)||CBS, CBS||S2BP 220237, SBP 237576||Australia||1981|
|38AP 2017~8||Miles Davis||Directions - Unreleased Recordings 1960-1970 (2xLP, Comp, Promo)||CBS/Sony||38AP 2017~8||Japan||1981|
|88514||Miles Davis||Directions (2xLP, Comp, Gat)||CBS||88514||Europe||1981|