“Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall” is a live 1961 recording of the Davis quintet backed by the Gil Evans Orchestra.
Davis is captured with his transitional small combo featuring Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb, as well as with The Gil Evans Orchestra. It was one of only two concerts Davis and Evans performed together, and that alone makes the album necessary for collectors, but the music itself is terrific.
Neither the small group nor large band performances offer any new revelations, but they both showcase a strong, powerful Davis, plus the music is quite enjoyable.
This is the material originally released by Columbia in 1962.
Re-Issue. LP. Columbia PC 8162. NM*****