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Miles Davis – Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud (Sam Records)

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  • In 1957 Miles Davis had an engagement at the Club Saint-Germain in Paris and a wonderful concert appearance at the Olympia. During his stay in the vicinity of Saint-Germain-des-Près, Miles came into contact with many artists and cultural workers from the circle of modern existentialism. To it belonged also director Louis Malle, who had just finished his first movie "Elevator to the scaffold". Jean-Paul Rappeneau, jazz fan and Louis Malles assistant at the time, suggested asking Miles Davis if he would be willing to create the soundtrack for the film. A private screening was organized.

    On 4 December 1957, Miles Davis brought three French jazz musicians - Barney Wilen (tenor saxophone), René Urtreger (piano), Pierre Michelot (bass) and his American compatriot Kenny Clarke (drums) - to the recording studio Le Poste Parisien without having prepared anything. Miles Davis gave the musicians only a few rudimentary harmony sequences, which he had arranged in the hotel room. The shots were taken in a very informal atmosphere in just one night.

    The soundtrack was not released as a stand-alone album in the USA, but ten tracks from it formed one side of the record "Jazz Track", which received a Grammy nomination in 1960 as Best Jazz Performance in Solo or Small Band.
    "Elevator to scaffold" was a great artistic success.
  • Artist: Miles Davis
    Label: Fontana, Sam Records
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: France
    Genre: Jazz
  • A1 Générique
    A2 L'Assassinat De Carala
    A3 Sur L'Autoroute
    A4 Julien Dans L'Ascenseur
    A5 Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées
    B1 Dîner Au Motel
    B2 Évasion De Julien
    B3 Visite Du Vigile
    B4 Au Bar Du Petit Bac
    B5 Chez Le Photographe Du Motel