Miles Davis’s two-night stand at The Blackhawk in San Francisco marked a watershed in jazz history, a seminal event transforming the American musical landscape. Davis had never been recorded live in a club with his combo and the performances over the course of two sets a night on April 21 and 22, 1961 more than justify the legend. The New York Times, in its review of the Columbia Records release of the complete Blackhawk shows, called the music “the gold standard for straight-ahead, postwar jazz rhythm.”
Impex Record is proud to bring you a performance unequaled, a recording unparalleled and the must-have audiophile release of this or any other year.
One of the great live sets in jazz, Davis's Blackhawk sessions from 1961 include Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb.
This latest version comes from Impex Records, a new company formed from the ashes of Cisco Music. I've tried every pressing variation of this fabulous music over the years looking for the best sounding version of an imperfect, though good, recording. This new mastering from Kevin Gray, assisted by Robert Pincus, has brought that search to an end. The best sounding version of essential music.