The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 [Box Set] Image
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  • Artist(s): John Coltrane
  • Summary: The sixth volume of Legacy's Miles Davis Bootleg Series feature five concerts in March 1960 with John Coltrane: Two at Paris' L'Olympia, two at Stockholm's Konserthuset, and one from Copenhagen's Tivolis Koncertsal.
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  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Jazz Blues, Hard Bop, Modal Music, Saxophone Jazz, Cool, Trumpet Jazz, Bop
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  1. Mar 29, 2018
    90
    The tape sources are all official: The Copenhagen gig is remastered from a state radio broadcast and the other two concerts are from producers' archives, making this historic set among the most essential in the Bootleg Series.
  2. Mar 29, 2018
    83
    You can hear the sideman straining to push past Davis—the man primarily responsible for realizing that Coltrane could be Coltrane. In turn, Coltrane’s stratospheric rise would soon lead Davis to raze his sound to its foundation and build it up anew in the years to come.
  3. Mar 29, 2018
    80
    These musicians would soon part ways for a variety of endeavors, and Coltrane's assemblage of his classic quartet with McCoy Tyner allows a noteworthy development after his work with Kelly. At this moment, though, nothing sounded more exciting than these five musicians thriving in one strange final tour.
  4. May 22, 2018
    80
    If you don’t already have this material and you have any interest in either Miles or Coltrane, you will not be bummed if you unwrap this set at your next birthday. But that first if is a big one. Between outright bootlegs and Scandinavian labels that have had no problems getting their wares into American record stores during decades where there were a lot more of them around, the bulk of this set has been heard before.
  5. Mar 29, 2018
    80
    Serious Miles and Coltrane aficionados will already be familiar with these recordings, no doubt, though the incentive to acquire this fresh iteration sanctioned by the Miles Davis estate is the superlative quality of Mark Wilder’s audio restoration, which makes it hands down the best version to own.
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