Miles Davis ‎– Miles Davis Quintet 1965-'68

Columbia ‎– C6K 67398, Legacy ‎– C6K 67398
6 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
Box Set

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1-1 E.S.P. 5:27
1-2 R.J. 3:56
1-3 Eighty-One
Composed By – M. Davis*, R. Carter*
1-4 Little One 7:21
1-5 Iris 8:29
1-6 Agitation 7:46
1-7 Mood
Composed By – M. Davis*, R. Carter*
1-8 Circle 5:52
1-9 Orbits 4:35
1-10 Dolores 6:20
1-11 Freedom Jazz Dance
Composed By – E. Harris*
2-1 Gingerbread Boy
Composed By – J. Heath*
2-2 Footprints 9:44
2-3 Limbo (Alternate Take) 5:31
2-4 Limbo 7:13
2-5 Vonetta 5:36
2-6 Masqualero (Alternate Take) 7:30
2-7 Masqualero 8:53
2-8 The Sorcerer 5:10
2-9 Prince Of Darkness 6:27
2-10 Pee Wee 4:49
2-11 Water Babies 5:06
3-1 Nefertiti 7:52
3-2 Capricorn 8:27
3-3 Madness (Rehearsal Take) 1:54
3-4 Hand Jive (First Alternate Take) 6:45
3-5 Hand Jive (Second Alternate Take) 8:00
3-6 Hand Jive 8:54
3-7 Madness (Alternate Take) 6:40
3-8 Madness 7:31
3-9 Sweet Pea 7:59
3-10 Fall 6:39
3-11 Pinocchio (Alternate Take) 5:05
4-1 Pinocchio 5:08
4-2 Riot 3:04
4-3 Thisness 5:49
4-4 Circle In The Round 33:32
4-5 Water On The Pond 7:00
4-6 Fun 4:09
4-7 Teo's Bag (Alternate Take) 5:56
4-8 Teo's Bag 5:57
5-1 Paraphernalia 12:36
5-2 I Have A Dream (Rehearsal Take) 6:43
5-3 Speak Like A Child (Rehearsal Take) 2:25
5-4 Sanctuary 8:50
5-5 Side Car I 5:00
5-6 Side Car II 3:34
5-7 Country Son 13:49
5-8 Country Son (Alternate Take) 14:38
5-9 Black Comedy (Alternate Take) 6:23
6-1 Black Comedy 7:25
6-2 Stuff 16:58
6-3 Petits Machins
Composed By – G. Evans*, M. Davis*
6-4 Tout De Suite (Alternate Take) 14:36
6-5 Tout De Suite 14:07
6-6 Filles De Kilimanjaro 12:01

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The complete Columbia Studio recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet.
Recorded at the Columbia Studio B, NYC, the 30th Street Studio, NYC, and the Columbia Studios LA between January 20, 1965 and June 21, 1968.

Tracks 1-1 to 1-7 taken from E.S.P., originally released 1965
Tracks 1-8 to 1-11, 2-1, 2-2 taken from Miles Smiles, originally released 1967
Tracks 2-4, 2-5, 2-7 to 2-10 taken from Sorcerer, originally released 1967
Tracks 3-1, 3-6, 3-8, 3-10, 4-1, 4-2 taken from Nefertiti, originally released 1968
Tracks 5-1, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 taken from Miles In The Sky, originally released 1968
Tracks 6-3, 6-5, 6-6 taken fro Filles De Kilimanjaro, originally released 1969
Tracks 2-11, 3-2, 3-9 taken from Water Babies, originally released 1976
Tracks 5-4 to 5-6 taken from Circle In The Round, originally released 1979
Tracks 2-3, 4-5, 4-6 taken from Directions: Unreleased Recordings 1960-1970, originally released 1981
Track 3-11 taken from The CBS Years 1955-1985, originally released 1988
Tracks 2-6, 3-3 to 3-5, 3-7, 4-3, 4-7, 5-2, 5-3, 5-8, 5-9, 6-4 previously unissued.
Track 4-4 previously unissued in full.

On track 5-2 'I Have A Dream (Rehearsal Take)' either George Benson or Joe Beck is added on guitar. The Quintet never completed a take of either of these Hancock compositions (tracks 5-1, 5-2) and never returned to them.

Mastered by Mark Wilder and Rob Schwartz, Sony Music Studios, New York

Publishing Information
All compositions by Miles Davis under license from Jazz Horn Music administered by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)
All compositions by Wayne Shorter under license from Miyako Music, all rights administered by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
All compositions by Herbie Hancock under license from Hancock Music Co. (BMI)
All compositions by Ron Carter under license from Retrac Productions, Inc. (BMI)
All compositions by Tony Williams under license from Tillmon Music Co. (BMI)
"Freedom Jazz Dance" by Eddie Harris under license from Seventh House, Ltd. (BMI)
"Gingerbread Man" by Jimmy Heath under license from MJQ Music, Inc. (BMI)

Excerpts from "Miles: The Autobiography" by Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe reprinted with the permission of Simon & Schuster.
Copyright © by Miles Davis.

© 1998 Sony Music Entertainment Inc./Originally Recorded 1967, 1968 Sony Music Entertainmant Inc., Originally Released 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969 Sony Music Entertainmant Inc., ℗ 1976, 1979, 1981, 1988, 1998 Sony Music Entertainment Inc./Manufactured by Columbia Records.

Six discs housed inside a hard back die cut hessian book pack with etched metal spine inside an outer slipcase box.
The 116-page integral booklet contains extensive liner notes, full discography of the time period and photographs.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7464-67398-2 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074646739822
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L422
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 7263
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DIDP-092699 F2 1A 04
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L422
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 7211
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DIDP-094762 F2 1A 04
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI L423
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 7295
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): DIDP-092701 F3 1A 03
  • Mastering SID Code (CD4): IFPI L423
  • Mould SID Code (CD4): IFPI 7266
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): DIDP-092702 F3 1A 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD5): IFPI L422
  • Mould SID Code (CD5): IFPI 7265
  • Matrix / Runout (CD5): DIDP-092703 F2 1A 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD6): IFPI L422
  • Mould SID Code (CD6): IFPI 7221
  • Matrix / Runout (CD6): DIDP-092704 F2 1A 03
  • Rights Society (Publishers): BMI
  • ASIN: B0000062G5

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COL 516252 2, 5162522001 Miles Davis Miles Davis Quintet 1965-'68(6xCD, Comp, RM + Box, RE) Columbia, Legacy COL 516252 2, 5162522001 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
MQ10-177 The Miles Davis Quintet The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Miles Davis Quintet 1965-June 1968(10xLP + Box, Comp, Ltd) Mosaic Records (2) MQ10-177 US 1998 Sell This Version
AC6K 67398 The Miles Davis Quintet The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings(CD, Comp, Promo) Sony Music Entertainment Inc., Columbia Jazz AC6K 67398 US 1998 Sell This Version
88697921582 Miles Davis Miles Davis Quintet 1965-'68(Box + 6xCD, Comp, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88697921582 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
C6K 90925 Miles Davis Miles Davis Quintet 1965-'68(6xCD, Comp, RM + Box, RE) Columbia, Legacy C6K 90925 US 2004 Sell This Version


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May 16, 2015
This is the greatest jazz ensemble ever. Yes, better than the one that recorded Kind of Blue. Can you seriously compare Red Garland to Herbie Hancock? I'm tired of this group being referred to as "the second great quintet". This is modal jazz chamber music, especially ESP, Nefertiti and Prince of
which showcase Wayne Shorter's genius for composition. And the interplay between five great musicians is virtually telepathic. There's a lot of previously unreleased stuff on here -- like Side car and Circle in the Round -- that you can do without. Go buy ESP, Nefertiti, Sorcerer and Water Babies. They've all be re-released on 180 gram vinyl.


October 1, 2014
Certainly a beautiful looking set. I wish I enjoyed this music as much as I enjoy Kind of Blue or say some nice cheesy 80's pop.


May 9, 2009

One of the, and perhaps the best jazz box sets ever. Any serious Miles or Hancock or Shorter fan should have this one. Six CD's with a seemingly endless flood of music. Davis is the genius behind the bands search for a balance between traditional (hard) bop and avant garde and free jazz. Perhaps the gradual changes in style over the years this set of recordings spans, are mostly along the compositional shifts with the group. Whereas on the first three discs you'll find predominantly Shorter compositions, you'll find titles from Davis' hand. Of course four of five members from this band, would go on to record Bitches Brew, subtitled: Directions in music by Miles Davis. But one should not mistake "taking control" for the desire to create a compositional basis that allowed musicians as much freedom of play as possible and expand their individual horizons. And then one also can find the introduction of new instruments like the Fender Rhodes Electric Piano and the electric bass.

In all it's more than just a box set which in itself is as complete as the producers could have possibly made it. Not one take of interest was left out. It's an experience to listen through all the CD's, sometimes dreaming away while reading a bit from the story behind it all in the enclosed book.