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Albums by Miles Davis

Nuit Sur Les Champs-Élysées (take 1) Nuit Sur Les Champs-Élysées (take 1) 2:52     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:52
Performer: Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111038
Nuit Sur Les Champs-Élysées (take 2) Nuit Sur Les Champs-Élysées (take 2) 2:11     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:11
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111039
Nuit Sur Les Champs-Élysées (take 3) Nuit Sur Les Champs-Élysées (take 3) 2:20     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:20
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111040
Nuit Sur Les Champs-Élysées (take 4) Nuit Sur Les Champs-Élysées (take 4) 2:13     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:13
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111041
Assassinat (Take 1) (Visite du vigile) Assassinat (Take 1) (Visite du vigile) 2:53     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:53
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111042
Assassinat (Take 2) (Julien dans l'asce… Assassinat (Take 2) (Julien dans l'ascenseur) 3:59     Add € 1.50
Track length:3:59
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111043
Assassinat (Take 3) (Lássassinat de Car… Assassinat (Take 3) (Lássassinat de Carala) 0:55     Add € 1.50
Track length:0:55
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111044
Track length:2:05
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111045
Track length:2:54
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111046
Track length:3:59
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111047
Final (Take 3) (Chez le photographe du … Final (Take 3) (Chez le photographe du motel) 2:26     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:26
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111048
Ascenseur (Evasion de Julien) Ascenseur (Evasion de Julien) 5:24     Add € 1.50
Track length:5:24
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111049
Track length:2:54
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111050
Le Petit Bal (Take 2) (Au bar du Petit … Le Petit Bal (Take 2) (Au bar du Petit Bac) 3:01     Add € 1.50
Track length:3:01
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111051
Sequence Voiture (Take 1) Sequence Voiture (Take 1) 2:05     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:05
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111052
Sequence Voiture (Take 2) (Sur l'autoro… Sequence Voiture (Take 2) (Sur l'autoroute) 2:13     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:13
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111053
Track length:2:12
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111054
L’ Assassinat de Carala L’ Assassinat de Carala 3:59     Add € 1.50
Track length:3:59
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111055
Track length:3:07
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111056
Track length:3:03
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111057
Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées 4:07     Add € 1.50
Track length:4:07
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111058
Track length:2:00
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111059
Track length:2:43
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111060
Track length:2:57
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111061
Track length:3:00
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111062
Chez Le Photographe Du Motel Chez Le Photographe Du Motel 2:18     Add € 1.50
Track length:2:18
Miles Davis
ISRC: DEZ651111063

Miles Davis - trumpet
Barney Wilen - tenor saxophone
René Urtreger - piano
Pierre Michelot - bass
Kenny Clarke - drums

Text from Wikipedia:

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud is an album by jazz musician Miles Davis. It was recorded at Le Poste Parisien Studio in Paris on December 4 and 5, 1957. The album features the musical cues for the 1958 Louis Malle film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud.

Jean-Paul Rappeneau, a jazz fan and Malle's assistant at the time, suggested asking Miles Davis to create the film's soundtrack – possibly inspired by the Modern Jazz Quartet's recording for Roger Vadim's Sait-on jamais (Does One Ever Know), released a few months earlier in 1957.

Davis was booked to perform at the Club Saint-Germain in Paris for November 1957. Rappeneau introduced him to Malle, and Davis agreed to record the music after attending a private screening. On December 4, he brought his four sidemen to the recording studio without having had them prepare anything. Davis only gave the musicians a few rudimentary harmonic sequences he had assembled in his hotel room, and, once the plot was explained, the band improvised without any precomposed theme, while edited loops of the musically relevant film sequences were projected in the background.

Jazz Track, an album which contains the original ten songs from the soundtrack and three additional tracks later released on 1958 Miles, received a 1960 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Performance, Solo or Small Group.

From a musical point of view, the mood and the characteristics of the soundtrack immediately precede and introduce to Miles Davis's masterpieces Milestones and Kind of Blue.