Miles Davis The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965

The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel is a live album by Miles Davis.

It was recorded at the Plugged Nickel nightclub in Chicago on December 22 and 23, 1965. The seven disc CD boxset was released in July 1995 and a single disc Highlights was released in November 1995.

It captures recordings of seven performance sets over the two nights by the second great Davis quintet.

Playing on the album are:

Miles Davis – trumpet
Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Tony Williams – drums

Miles Davis The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel

Songs On Miles Davis The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel

Disc 1 Fist Set December 22, 1965

If I Were A Bell – 17:02
Stella by Starlight – 12:48
Walkin’ – 15:54
I Fall In Love Too Easily – 11:44
The Theme – 10:22

Disc 2 Second Set December 22,1965

My Funny Valentine – 16:40
Four – 15:05
When I Fall In Love – 10:54
Agitation – 13:19
‘Round Midnight – 8:42
Milestones – 14:06
The Theme (Live)

Disc 3 Third Set December 22,1965

All Of You – 14:41
Oleo – 6:05
I Fall In Love Too Easily – 11:53
No Blues – 17:35
I Thought About You – 11:04
The Theme – 7:59

Disc 4 First Set December 23, 1965

If I Were A Bell – 13:34
Stella By Starlight – 13:08
Walkin’ – 11:02
I Fall In Love Too Easily – 12:06
The Theme – 3:00

Disc 5 Second Set December 23, 1965

All Of You – 10:51
Agitation – 10:49
My Funny Valentine – 13:59
On Green Dolphin Street – 13:02
So What – 13:39
The Theme – 3:33

Disc 6 Third Set December 23,1965

When I Fall In Love – 13:44
Milestones – 11:37
Autumn Leaves – 12:05
I Fall In Love Too Easily – 11:45
No Blues – 20:02
The Theme – 0:30

Disc 7 Fourth Set December 23,1965

Stella By Starlight – 14:20
All Blues – 12:24
Yesterdays – 15:05
The Theme – 5:04

This is a legendary album that critics rave about.It’s also getting votes in my poll to find the best live jazz albums (see below).

Unfortunately I can’t see what’s so special about these sessions but I admit that it falls outside my preferred period and Miles Davis never quite does it for me.

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