Miles Davis, Ascenseur pour l’echafaud (Lift to the scaffold) (1958)
When I got hooked on Miles Davis – really hooked! – it was the years of $10 bargain CDs. And this was really a bargain! So you’d grab four or five at a time, and sometimes I’d get four or five Miles Davis CDs in one go, live albums, compilations, it was all learning, all research. I had about a hundred Miles CDs at one point…and though I have nowhere near that on vinyl I’m slowly, surely gathering a few. And this is a jewel in the crown in many ways for this soundtrack – a set of improvisations basically – was key in my first rush of Miles Davis fandom; it’s also one of the gold standards for me when it comes to jazz-based scores and improvisatory scores. I love this so much.
Sample Track: Chez Le Photographe Du Motel
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