Miles Davis Recording Session For Louis Malle’s ‘Elevator To The Gallows’

Here’s something quite beautiful: Miles Davis playing trumpet during a soundtrack recording session for Louis Malle’s 1958 French film “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud” (Elevator to the Gallows). It’s great to watch the jazz legend improvise the woebegone-ish score as he follows the film.

The clip is followed by a brief chat with Louis Malle.

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1 thought on “Miles Davis Recording Session For Louis Malle’s ‘Elevator To The Gallows’”

  1. I recall seeing this film at the Arts Theatre Cambridge as an undergrad at Emmanuel in my role as a cinema critic for a Cambridge University magazine Broadsheet. I had never heard of Miles Davis in 1958 (mea culpa!) but the compelling music of his trumpet, especially Julien in the Elevator, stayed with me always since that time, – over fifty years! I am so glad it’s still available.

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