Eagle Rock have set an October 24, 2011 release date for "The Definitive Miles Davis At Montreux DVD Collection 1973-1991," a massive 10 DVD box set with over 18 hours of performances!
This historically important 10 DVD set captures all of Miles Davis performances at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival between 1973 and 1991, the last being less than three months before his death. It is an unparalleled archive of live Miles Davis performances and is now being released on a visual format for the first time ever.
Although many tracks are repeated across the years the concerts are strikingly individual with extensive improvization and frequent rearrangements.
The final concert from 1991 sees Miles Davis paying tribute to his collaborator and close find Gil Evans who had died in 1988. With Miles philosophy of never look back it was extraordinary that he would agree to perform such a show and it was a truly unique occasion captured here for posterity. Miles Davis is undeniably one of the most important and successful jazz figures of the 20th century. This unrivaled DVD box set of his live performances at Montreux is a release to be truly cherished.