Performer: Miles Davis Title: Sorcerer Style: Post-Bop,Modal Music,Jazz Instrument,Trumpet Jazz Duration: 53:07 Location: Columbia Studio A, NY, NY Relesed: 1967 Recording date: August 21, 1962 & May 24, 1967 Rating: 4.9 Votes: 789 Other formats: MP3 TTA AA AUD APE DMF
Sorcerer is an album recorded in May 1967 by the Miles Davis quintet. It is the third of six albums that this quintet recorded. It also includes one track from a 1962 session with vocalist Bob Dorough, which was the first time Wayne Shorter recorded with Davis. Davis does not play on the second track, "Pee Wee". The album's cover is a profile photo of actress Cicely Tyson, who at the time was Davis's girlfriend (and many years later his wife).
Sorcerer, the third album by the second Miles Davis Quintet, is in a sense a transitional album, a quiet, subdued affair that rarely blows hot, choosing to explore cerebral tonal colorings. Even when the tempo picks up, as it does on the title track, there's little of the dense, manic energy on Miles Smiles - this is about subtle shadings, even when the compositions are as memorable as Tony Williams' "Pee Wee" or Herbie Hancock's "Sorcerer.
Miles Davis – Sorcerer. Label: Columbia – CK 65680, Legacy – CK 65680. 2 stickers on jc: ‘Miles 75 anniversary’ & ’20-bit digitall. tracks 1-7 are the original LP from 1967 Tracks 8-9 are bonus tracks, issued earlier on Miles Davis - Miles Davis Quintet 1965-'68. All studio recordings Tracks 1-6, 8-9: recorded 9/16/17/24 May 1967 Track 7 recorded 21 August 1962. Total duration 52:56.
Sorcerer shows the second Miles Davis Quintet continuing to push the envelope musically. While the tracks are not as memorable overall as those as on their previous release, Miles Smiles, the music on Sorcerer is more adventurous and the interplay is very impressive. Pee Wee" is another strong track that is soothing and contains some creative bass playing from Ron Carter . This item arrived seemingly sealed.
Davis's groups performed it as late as April 1970; the last known version appears on the live album Black Beauty. The tune has also been revived by Wayne Shorter by his quartet since the 90's. The CD reissue includes alternate takes of "Masqualero" and "Limbo".
This album has an average beat per minute of 129 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 88/185 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. 1. Prince of Darkness. BPM Profile Sorcerer. Album starts at 125BPM, ends at 88BPM (-37), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Miles Davis. Everything's Beautiful. Somethin' Else, Selections from '1958 Miles'. Even when the tempo picks up, as it does on the title track, there's little of the dense, manic energy on Miles Smiles – this is about subtle shadings, even when the compositions are as memorable as Tony Williams' "Pee Wee" or Herbie Hancock's "Sorcerer.
Only for completionists (1%). My first introduction to Miled Davis's (or 'es?) music, as long as intro to classic prog jazz in album form (not just songs). And I came here, as to every new genre and thinks. Third Miles Davis' new Quintet album is a bit different from excellent second one. If even more off the his hard-bop roots, album contains relaxed but cool music. There is difficult to find such emotional musicianship as on previous work. Miles continues his experimentation, sound is much more complex there. And even being quite mid-tempo, album takes you outside of music played. Not energetic, but more expert musicianship.
Prince of Darkness
Nothing Like You
Bob Dorough / Fran Landesman
Chris Albertson - Liner Notes Vic Anesini - Remixing Bob Belden - Liner Notes, Reissue Producer Nicholas Bennett - Packaging Manager Steven Berkowitz - A&R Willie Bobo - Bongos, Guest Artist Ron Carter - Bass, Guest Artist Paul Chambers - Bass, Guest Artist Jimmy Cobb - Drums, Guest Artist Michael Cuscuna - Reissue Producer Miles Davis - Primary Artist, Trumpet Bob Dorough - Composer, Guest Artist, Vocals Gil Evans - Arranger Howard Fritzson - Reissue Art Director Herbie Hancock - Composer, Guest Artist, Keyboards, Piano Frank Laico - Engineer Fran Landesman - Composer Teo Macero - Producer Paul M. Martin - Art Coordinator Randall Martin - Reissue Design Patti Matheny - A&R Jan Persson - Insert Photography, Photography Fred Plaut - Engineer Frank Rehak - Trombone Seth Rothstein - Project Director Rob Schwarz - Mastering Wayne Shorter - Composer, Guest Artist, Sax (Tenor), Saxophone John Snyder - Reissue Producer John Synder - Producer Stanley Tonkel - Engineer Irving Townsend - Producer Allen Weinberg - Art Direction Mark Wilder - Mastering, Remixing Buster Williams - Bass Tony Williams - Composer, Drums, Guest Artist Francis Wolff - Insert Photography, Photography