[Sorry for not posting for a bit – been truly busy at work!]
One of my favourite Miles albums has always been ‘My Funny Valentine: The Complete 1964 Concert‘. This was during the short period that the brilliant George Coleman was in the band (prior to Wayne Shorter) but the foundations of Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams were already established and working brilliantly together.
The band are on fire during this recording, the playing is inspired. Apparently Miles forget to tell them that he had waived their fee (it was a charity gig) until just before they went on so the band were absolutely pissed at him. In any case, they produce some incredible solo’s and this one I think is one of the best of the night. An almost perfect combination of in-the-pocket yet pushing-the-envelope I think. Includes reference MP3 file too. Enjoy!
- Herbie Hancock’s solo on All Of You (1964) (zip file, 4.5MB)