May 24, 2024

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John Coltrane’s “Final Tour” Focus of Upcoming Sixth Volume in Miles Davis’s Bootleg Series: Video

We recently released a giant live-jazz archive which of course includes the legendary Miles Davis and John Coltrane, who go together like bread and butter (trumpet and sax).

Now, their five shows during the Spring 1960 Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour will be featured as a part of four disc The Final Tour: Bootleg Series Vol. 6 due out March 23. Two concerts at Paris’s L’Olympia Theater on March 21, two shows at Stockholm’s Konserthuset on March 22 and a gig at Copenhagen’s Tivolis Koncertsal.

This was before Coltrane became his own band-leader, back during the era of Miles albums like ‘Round About Midnight, Milestones and Kind of Blue where Coltrane served as Miles’ sidekick. The Final Tour, then, focuses on mostly Davis’ hits but concludes with an audio recording of Coltrane’s 1960 radio interview with Swedish DJ Carl-Erik Lindgren, authorized by the musicians’ respective estates.

You can pre-order The Final Tour: Bootleg Series Vol. 6 now in a variety of formats, CD, digital, and a special LP that highlights the Copenhagen concert. Liner notes courtesy of Grammy-winning music historian Ashley Kahn.

Below, watch a live video of Miles Davis’ “Directions” from 1970 as well as a John Coltrane Quintet recording of “Leo” from 1966.

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