Davis, Miles - Live Evil 2 x CDs (special)
Tremendous price on two albums of (mostly live) astonishment. This album was (mostly) recorded live at Washington DC's Cellar Door on the one night (October 19, 1970) that John McLaughlin came down from NYC to join the regular group of Miles, Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. Too bad I was only 12 at the time, or I would have mosey'd down there too. With the posthumous release of all of the shows in the "Cellar Door" box, I have read a lot of reviews that the addition of Johnny meant that the 'balance' of the original group was thrown off kilter by his addition and you don't really get the feel of the real group by listening to this and blah blah blah. Lemme tell you something; Johnny fucking slays and Miles & Teo were no dummies; if they chose the material with McLaughlin, it's because they felt that he absolutely raised the bar on the one night he appeared. And they were right. Absolutely essential, early, wild and hairy jazz/rock. Bitchin' cover art too! Priceless...and now inexpensive too!