Miles Davis at Newport for the Jazz lover on your holiday gift list. 4 CD boxed set for hours of enjoyment!

4 CD boxed set. Available where you buy Compact Discs.
The Newport Jazz Festival has always been a premier event in the music world.  Still having grown up in the sixties I missed out on many of the earliest and arguably the best performances, the most recent release from Legacy group addressed those missing years.

Miles Davis at Newport 1995-1975 Bootleg Series Volume 4 covers 20 years of the festival , 8 Band Line Ups and 5 Cities around the world.  Nearly 5 hours of vintage jazz standards and original creations that include John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk!  The hidden gem in this collection is that most are previously unreleased tracks that are sure to expose even the experienced Miles Davis fan to new territories.

The recordings are archival quality and allow the listener to travel back in time to the earliest days when Jazz was king in the hi-fi of America.  The arrangements vary from impromptu jam sessions that someone fortunately decided to run tape to full length concert performances of “Kind of Blue”.  

About the set:
Miles Davis
Miles Davis At Newport: 1955-1975: 

The Bootleg Series Vol. 4

UPC: 888750819529

Four-disc box set chronicles Miles Davis' evolution through his sets at Newport Jazz Festival. Follows eight live festival performances over 20 years in Newport, New York, Berlin, and Switzerland. Features rare and unheard performances from Miles with all-star sidemen. 

Adds up to four hours of previously unreleased material with a total of 296-minutes of music. Showcases Miles' stellar band lineups in 1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975. Features amazing musicians over the decades, including Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and Pete Cosey. 

Includes a 40-page booklet with authentic, rare photos, and a double-sided foldout poster. Includes an extensive essay and in-depth interviews with George Wein, founder of Newport Jazz Festival, and other band personnel. 

Disclosure: I received  a copy of  Miles Davis At Newport for the purpose of this blog post. The comments and views are my own.