At its heart, jazz thrives on bold, sensitive interaction in the moment, and Live in Europe 1967 represents the pinnacle of that practice.
~Hank Shteamer (pitchfork.com)
This famous bootleg DVD was finally released as part of LIVE in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1
Miles Davis second great quitet:
- Bass – Ron Carter
- Drums – Tony Williams
- Piano – Herbie Hancock
- Saxophone [Tenor] – Wayne Shorter
- Trumpet – Miles Davis
Continue reading Miles Davis: Around Midnight, live 1967 video
“We’re gonna play nothing but oldies-but-baddies tonight, we haven’t played together in about six weeks, so we’re going to jam tonight and see what happens. Hope you don’t mind.”.. and as he steps away from the microphone we can vaguely hear him mumbling something like: “You wouldn’t know the difference, anyway.”
~Jimi Hendrix (intro to the concert)
On the whole, I can’t understand how anyone who saw us on this tour could have liked us. There was a lot of filming for Swedish TV and compared to similar films in 1967, we were a different group. Jimi was sullen and removed and actually slagged off the audience during the first set. He rarely bothered to sing. I paced grimly in my corner and turned my back on him. The sparkle was gone, very gone, replaced by exhaustion and boredom which showed in the sloppy repeats of the hits as we stared at the crowd with dead eyes. We hated playing Sweden. Always the same problem–no drugs. We were forced to drink the killer Schnapps, and it brought on Jimi’s mood for the first set.
~Noel Redding (Are You Experienced?: The Inside Story Of The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Continue reading The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live in Stockholm, 1969 (Video)
Shut softly your watery eyes
The pangs of your sadness
Shall pass as your senses will rise
The flowers of the city
Get deathlike at times
And there’s no use in tryin’
T’ deal with the dyin’
Though I cannot explain that in lines
4 November 2011
Continue reading Bob Dylan: To Ramona, Stockholm, Sweden 4 November 2011 (Video)
Jason Isbell does a tremendous live version of his song Stockholm on Letterman about a week ago (23 July).
Garden and Gun wrote:
“As his career has progressed, Isbell has garnered a collection of rabid fans, including David Letterman, who was turned on to him by fellow artist Patty Griffin. Since then Isbell has played Letterman’s show a number of times, and has flown out to Letterman’s Montana ranch to perform at his annual Fourth of July bash.”
It’s a fantastic song and a great performance!