CD Review: Miles Davis Quintet Featuring John Coltrane "All of You: The Last Tour"

While it’s futile to debate which of the “great quintets” led by Miles Davis is the greatest, this variation of the original Kind of Blue lineup stirs up a hot argument.
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While it’s futile to debate which of the “great quintets” led by Miles Davis is the greatest, this variation of the original Kind of Blue lineup stirs up a hot argument. Over the course of the two-week European tour documented on this four-CD set, Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb seem to congeal into a hard-as-diamond, unified pulse of sheer rhythm, which gives Davis, Trane, and pianist Wynton Kelly all the room they need to push classics like “So What,” “On Green Dolphin Street,” and even “’Round Midnight” into strange new territory.

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