Miles Davis - Champions

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Miles Davis - Champions

Miles Davis had a deep love and respect for boxing, seeing deep parallels between “the sweet science” and his own relationship with music.

One of Miles’ favorites of his own recordings was the 1971 soundtrack to the Bill Cayton documentary about Jack Johnson, and he was inspired by the political and racial subtext of the legendary boxer’s saga.  

Culled from the celebrated expanded project The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions released in 2003, and name-checking a number of pugilistic legends (“Ali,” “Sugar Ray,” “Duran,” “Johnny Bratton”), these funk-infused recordings rock harder than anything else that Miles put to tape.

Featuring a sterling line-up of musicians (Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham) and a legendary cover photo of Miles in the ring captured by Jim Marshall, the release finds this music issued on vinyl (in brilliant yellow), for general release, for the first time ever. 

Side A 1. “Duran - Take 4” 2. “Sugar Ray” 3. “Johnny Bratton Take 4”
Side B 1. “Ali - Take 3” 2. “Ali - Take 4” 3. “Right Off - Take 11”

(12811)

SKU 12811
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 19439860581
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 12 July 2021
Original Release Date (Year) 13 October 2003
Barcode # 0194398605814
Shipping Weight 0.2500kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Record Store Day 2021 Release, Double Album 2LP Records, Yellow Coloured Vinyl Vinyl, First Time On Vinyl, Limited to 7500 Copies
Vinyl Colour Yellow
Genre Jazz
Format VINYL LP

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