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Miles Davis – Four & More


This recording presents portions of two Miles Davis concerts which were held in Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

This album has explosive performances from all members, but special mention must be made of the endlessly energetic and inventive Tony Williams who keeps everything sizzling throughout and the amazing display by George Coleman. The whole thing is dazzling and Miles plays with renewed vigor. Compare his playing here with the Black Hawk live set of 1961 and you understand how this new rhythm section really revitalized his playing and outlook. Jaw-dropping stuff.

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
In an odd bit of programming, Columbia placed the ballads from Miles Davis’ February 12, 1964, concert on My Funny Valentine and the up-tempo romps on this LP. Davis, probably a bit bored by some of his repertoire and energized by the teenage Tony Williams’ drumming, performed many of his standards at an increasingly faster pace as time went on. These versions of “So What,” “Walkin’,” “Four,” “Joshua,” “Seven Steps to Heaven,” and even “There Is No Greater Love” are remarkably rapid, with the themes quickly thrown out before Davis, George Coleman, and Herbie Hancock take their solos. Highly recommended and rather exciting music, it’s one of the last times Davis would be documented playing a full set of standards.


1. So What
2. Walkin’
3. Joshua/Go-Go (Theme and Announcement)
1. Four
2. Seven Steps to Heaven
3. There is no Greater Love/Go-Go (Theme and Announcement)


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm