Miles Davis: Ascenseur pour l'echafaud LP

Artist: 
Miles Davis
$29.98$23.98

Fontana, 1958

The contradictory accounts of Miles Davis' creation of the soundtrack to Louis Malle's film noir Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud have all become part of its legend. Rarely has a soundtrack been so decisive. Close to seven decades on, beyond the myth, this taut, feverish recording, imbued with extreme dramatic tension, remains one of Miles' finest albums — and one of the only jazz soundtracks which was entirely improvised. Decca France presents this beautiful limited edition re-issue of the original recording, pressed on 180g vinyl and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket with Boris Vian's original liner notes and Jean-Pierre Leloir's iconic studio photo of Miles and Jeanne Moreau; included is an insert with an essay on the circumstances that led to this out-of-the ordinary music by Franck Bergerot.

Tracklist


Side A

  1. Générique
  2. L’Assassinat de Carala
  3. Sur l’autoroute
  4. Julien dans l’ascenseur
  5. Florence sur les Champs-Élysées

Side B

  1. Dîner au motel
  2. Évasion de Julien
  3. Visite du Vigile
  4. Au bar du Petit Bac
  5. Chez le photographe du motel

Credits

  • Music composed by Miles Davis
  • Recorded at Le Poste Parisien - December 4/5 1957
  • Miles Davis, trumpet; Barney Wilen, tenor-sax; René Urtreger, piano;
  • Pierre Michelot, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums