Pangaea is a live album by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Miles Davis. It was originally released as a double album in 1976 by CBS Sony in Japan. Recorded during Davis' electric period, the album captures the second of two concerts he performed on February 1, 1975, at Osaka's Festival Hall
This is the evening show; the Columbia release Agharta was the afternoon show. Pangaea is comprised of two tracks, "Zimbabwe" and "Gondwana. Each is divided into two parts. The band here is comprised of Sonny Fortune on saxophones, Pete Cosey (who also played synth) and Reggie Lucas on guitars, Michael Henderson on bass, Al Foster on drums, James Mtume on percussion, and Davis on trumpet and organ. The band, no doubt inspired by their amazing performance earlier in the day, comes out swinging, and I mean like Muhammad Ali, not Benny Goodman
Miles Davis – Pangaea. Label: Columbia – C2K 46115, Legacy – C2K 46115. Recorded live at Osaka Festival Hall, Japan, February 1, 1975. This is the evening show; the album Agharta was the afternoon show. Previously released in Japan as CBS/Sony 50DP 239-40. 1975 CBS/Sony Group Inc. Ⓒ 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Miles Davis - Pangaea Blu-Spec CD 2, Japan - Import. And, the performance done on the night of this day becomes this "Pangaea". Therefore, two pieces ("Agharta" and "Pangaea") are announced as a sound source collected to the album in the state of the master tape.
In 1975 the last vestiges of Miles Davis early jazz persona had gone. There were none of the playful modal trumpet tones his listeners had been introduced to in 1949 in his Birth of the Cool era. Miles sound had underwent a remodeling, based around funk and rock music, and had began to incorporate these ideas into his studio and live work.
Although Miles Davis's health was quite weak at the time of this two-CD set (recorded the same day as the album Agharta), he has a few strong trumpet solos on these two very lengthy pieces ("Zimbabwe" and "Gondwana"). Just after these concerts, Miles would go into an almost six year hiatus from music. The music here is stunning with the dense ensembles and heated solos (Sonny Fortune on soprano, alto, and flute and the guitars of Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas) being quite boisterous, but very powerful
Two Miles Davis concerts, recorded on one day in Japan 40 years ago, produced two different albums, Agharta and Pangaea. Angus Batey compares them - and wades deeper into the Davis archives without a map or a functioning compass. Like the man said: "Listen. Almost exactly 40 years ago, on the first day of February 1975, an ailing Miles Davis and his road-hardened, shit-hot band rocked up at the Festival Hall in Osaka, and played two all-out, no-holds-barred concerts in one day. Both were recorded by Columbia's Japanese office, then as now known as Sony
Is Pangaea the best album by Miles Davis? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Miles Davis - Pangaea Blu-Spec CD 2, Japan - Import Condition: Brand New. Time left: 1d 5h 32m 48s. Ships to: Worldwide. DAVIS,MILES-PANGAEA (BLUS) (JPN) CD NEW Condition: Brand New. Time left: 1d 11h 25m 3s. MILES DAVIS ~ "Pangaea" (Columbia) Holland -1975 - DOUBLE RE-ISSUE! Condition: Used. Time left: 4d 7h 39m 22s.
Big Fun is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis. It was released by Columbia Records on April 19, 1974, and compiled recordings Davis had made in sessions between 1969 and 1972. Largely ignored in 1974, it was reissued on August 1, 2000, by Columbia and Legacy Records with additional material, which led to a critical reevaluation. Big Fun presents music from three different phases of Miles Davis's early-seventies "electric" period.
- Recorded At – Festival Hall, Osaka
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS/Sony Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
- Manufactured By – Columbia Records
- Bass [Fender] – Michael Henderson
- Congas, Percussion, Drum [Water Drums], Drum Machine [Rhythm Box] – Mtume*
- Directed By [Album & CD] – Keiichi Nakamura
- Drums – Al Foster
- Engineer [Assistant] – Mitsuru Kasai, Shuichi Takamoto, Takaaki Amano
- Engineer, Engineer [CD Remix] – Tomoo Suzuki
- Guitar – Reggie Lucas
- Guitar, Synthesizer, Percussion – Pete Cosey
- Producer – Teo Macero
- Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute – Sonny Fortune
- Trumpet, Organ – Miles Davis
NotesRecorded live at Osaka Festival Hall, Japan, February 1, 1975. This is the evening show; the album Agharta was the afternoon show.
Previously released in Japan as CBS/Sony 50DP 239-40.
Ⓟ 1975 CBS/Sony Group Inc.
Ⓒ 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 07464461152
|SOPZ 96~97||Miles Davis||Pangaea = パンゲアの刻印 (2xLP, Album)||CBS/Sony||SOPZ 96~97||Japan||1975|
|50DP 239~40||Miles Davis||Pangaea (2xCD, Album, RE, RM)||CBS/Sony||50DP 239~40||Japan||1985|
|CSCS-5350/1||Miles Davis||Pangaea (2xCD, Album)||CBS/Sony||CSCS-5350/1||Japan||1990|
|SRCS 9130~1||Miles Davis||Pangaea (2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)||Sony Records||SRCS 9130~1||Japan||1996|
|SRCS 9130~1||Miles Davis||Pangaea (2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Jew)||Sony Records||SRCS 9130~1||Japan||1996|