John Coltrane's 'Final Tour' With Miles Davis Focus Of New Box Set
The sixth volume of Miles Davis‘ Bootleg Series has been announced.
The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, is made up of five concerts from the Spring 1960 Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour between Davis and John Coltrane. The tour, which was Coltrane’s last as Davis’ sideman, took place in Paris, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. The release will be available for purchase as a four CD set, digital download, and vinyl, with each vinyl dedicated to an individual show a part of the tour.
The Final Tour: Copenhagen, March 24, 1960 will be released by Columbia/Legacy while Vinyl Me, Please will put out The Final Tour: Paris, March 21, 1960. The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 drops on March 23.
Last year came the release of the fifth volume of the Bootleg Series, Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5. The collection includes performances from 1967’s Miles Smiles; 1968’s Nefertiti; and 1976’s Water Babies (which was released in 1967), as well as full session reels from Miles Smiles comprising “every second of music and dialogue.”
A couple of months back came the announcement that the Grammy Museum would be hosting a long-term exhibit dedicated to Coltrane’s artistry. Titled Chasing Trane: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey Transcended, the exhibit will chronicle the iconic saxophonist and composer’s career with rare performance footage and audio recordings, handwritten manuscripts, instruments, and more. The exhibit opened on November 17 and will be on display through September 2018 in the Museum’s Mike Curb Gallery on the fourth floor. The display coincides with the home video and soundtrack release of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, which explores Coltrane’s artistry and life up until his death in 1967.