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Miles Davis

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Decca France)


Released: 8th June 2018
3 x 10" Vinyl LPs

Miles Davis' Ascenseur pour l'échafaud - Elevator to the Gallows - is without a doubt a landmark in the trumpeter’s discography but also in the history of soundtrack. First released in 1958 by Fontana in Europe and Columbia in America, this album has gained the recognition of the whole jazz planet and beyond. Among the many reasons of this amazing success is the highly innovative approach that Miles Davis took to film music. Never had a soundtrack contributed as much to the fame of a film. The themes improvised during the legendary recording session made in Paris have now become standards in jazz and keep on fascinating new generations of listeners. This release celebrates this film music 60th anniversary with a 10” 3LP collector’s edition, containing the original album and all the takes from the 4 and 5 December 1957 recording session.