Header

ASCENSEUR POUR L'ECHAFAUD (LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD)

Miles Davis

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Miles Davis Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold) album cover
2.79 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews | 13% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy MILES DAVIS Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1958

Songs / Tracks Listing

LP (the soundtrack):
A1 Générique 2:45
A2 L'Assassinat De Carala 2:10
A3 Sur L'Autoroute 2:15
A4 Julien Dans L'Ascenseur 2:07
A5 Florence Sur Les Champs-Élyseés 2:50
B1 Dîner Au Motel 3:58
B2 Évasion De Julien 0:53
B3 Visite Du Vigile 2:00
B4 Au Bar Du Petit Bac 2:50
B5 Chez Le Photographe Du Motel 3:50

CD version bonuses (the sessions):
11. Nuit Sur Les Champs- Élysées (take 1) (2:28)
12. Nuit Sur Les Champs- Élysées (take 2) (5:26)
13. Nuit Sur Les Champs- Élysées (take 3) (2:55)
14. Nuit Sur Les Champs- Élysées (take 4) (3:03)
15. Assassinat (take 1) (2:07)
16. Assassinat (take 2) (2:15)
17. Assassinat (take 3) (2:13)
18. Motel (4:02)
19. Final (take 1) (3:10)
20. Final (take 2) (3:05)
21. Final (take 3) (4:09)
22. Ascenseur (2:03)
23. Le Petit Bal (take 1) (2:43)
24. Le Petit Bal (take 2)) (2:58)
25. Séquence Voiture (take 1) (2:59)
26. Séquence Voiture (take 2) (2:51)


Total Time 75:11

Lyrics

Search MILES DAVIS Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold) lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search MILES DAVIS Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold) tabs

Line-up / Musicians

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

Releases information

Original Soundtrack of the Louis Malle's movie.
Recorded in Paris, December 4, 1957.
LP: Fontana 60 213 TR (Netherlands)
CD : Fontana 836 305-2 (1988,Europe, different cover,bonuses)
LP re-release: Fontana 660213(1998, different cover)
CD re-release: Universal Music (France)548 149-2 (2000, different cover, no bonuses, original LP track list only),Verve Records B0009398-02(2007,same,US)

Thanks to Neu!mann and Snobb for the addition
Edit this entry

MILES DAVIS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy MILES DAVIS Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold) Music


Kind of BlueKind of Blue
Remastered
Columbia / Legacy 1997
Audio CD$3.51
$0.25 (used)
The Best of Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1955-1961)The Best of Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1955-1961)
Remastered
Sony 2001
Audio CD$3.71
$3.75 (used)
Sketches of SpainSketches of Spain
Remastered · Extra tracks
Sony 1997
Audio CD$3.49
$0.01 (used)
Miles at the Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3Miles at the Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3
Legacy 2014
Audio CD$20.11
$29.39 (used)
Bitches BrewBitches Brew
Extra tracks · Remastered
Sony 1999
Audio CD$7.56
$6.00 (used)
Round About MidnightRound About Midnight
Remastered
Sony 2001
Audio CD$4.79
$3.99 (used)
In a Silent WayIn a Silent Way
Remastered
Sony 2002
Audio CD$3.68
$2.66 (used)
Birth of the CoolBirth of the Cool
Remastered
Capitol Records 2001
Audio CD$3.17
$0.01 (used)
Porgy & BessPorgy & Bess
Remastered · Extra tracks
Columbia / Legacy 1997
Audio CD$3.71
$0.79 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Birdsong - Miles Davis New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $15.47 Buy It Now 33m 2s
HEAR Jazz Funk Psych MILES DAVIS Molester Part 1/Part II EX COLUMBIA Promo 45 US $14.95 Buy It Now 34m 47s
MILES DAVIS Out Of Nowhere jazz GERMAN press in shrink wrap 10 days LP US $9.26 [0 bids]
41m 12s
Beautiful Ballads & Love Songs - Miles Davis New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $11.69 Buy It Now 42m 23s
Miles Davis ~ Greatest Hits Lp ~ Columbia/CS9808//(2)eye ~ Record US $9.95 [0 bids]
46m 11s
MILES DAVIS Porgy & Bess CBS Records LP Stereo Sticker MADE IN ENGLAND Alt Cover US $19.00 Buy It Now 50m 15s
MILES DAVIS CD - KIND OF BLUE (1997) - NEW UNOPENED - JAZZ US $10.99 Buy It Now 52m 53s
MILES DAVIS GET UP WITH IT 2 VINYL LP M/M- CONDITION US $22.99 [1 bids]
52m 53s
Miles Davis Agharta 2LP spiritual funk Sonny Fortune Mtume Reggie Lucas GATEFOLD US $8.00 [1 bids]
53m 28s
Miles Davis At The Blackhawk Volume 2 CD LONG BOX NEW US $39.99 Buy It Now 58m 15s
Miles Davis Round About Midnight MONO DG 6 EYE John Coltrane US $10.00 [2 bids]
1h
Miles Davis - Birth of A Legend (3CD 2008) NEW US $13.58 Buy It Now 1h
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain CLASSIC RECORDS 200g SEALED US $52.99 Buy It Now 1h
Miles Davis Porgy And Bess Gil Evans MONO DG 6 EYE US $8.50 [2 bids]
1h
MILES DAVIS - Star People (EX/NM) 1983 JAZZ FUNK FUSION US $18.99 Buy It Now 1h 2m
Miles Davis Milestones Columbia mono 6 eye lp 1958 US $4.99 [0 bids]
1h 4m
Miles Davis - Miles In The Sky (CD, 1993, Columbia (USA)) US $7.99 Buy It Now 1h 5m
Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (CD, 1990, Columbia (USA)) US $6.99 Buy It Now 1h 5m
Miles Davis - Cookin' at the Plugged Nickel (CD, 1987, Columbia (USA)) US $9.00 Buy It Now 1h 5m
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain [Remaster] (CD, Sep-1997, Columbia/Legacy) US $7.99 Buy It Now 1h 5m
Miles Davis Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings Box Set US $70.00 [0 bids]
1h 8m
Miles Davis Gil Evans Complete Comlumbia Studio CD Box US $55.99 Buy It Now 1h 13m
Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition [2CD/1DVD] [Digipak] by Miles Davis (CD,... US $9.99 [1 bids]
1h 15m
Classics in Jazz The Modern Idiom 10 INCH RECORD Dizzy Gillespie Miles Davis US $19.00 [0 bids]
US $29.00 Buy It Now
1h 26m
Miles Davis - Miles Better (CD) NEW sealed US $12.99 Buy It Now 1h 29m
MILES DAVIS - BIRDLAND 1951 NEW CD US $17.57 Buy It Now 1h 29m
Special Sealed Miles Davis Greatest Hits 75 Anniversary CD Jazz CD Ships Free US $19.95 Buy It Now 1h 31m
Miles Davis NEW SEALED VINYL LP Isle of Wight Concert Chick Corea Keith Jarrett US $30.64 Buy It Now 1h 35m
MILES DAVIS / YOU'RE UNDER ARREST ~ 1985 ALBUM ~ NR MNT US $14.99 Buy It Now 1h 35m
MILES DAVIS**ORIGINAL ALBUMS CLASSICS**3 CD SET US $11.88 Buy It Now 1h 37m
MILES DAVIS~PORGY AND BESS~6 EYED~VG++~COLUNBIA~CL 1274~ JAZZ LP US $44.99 Buy It Now 1h 39m
NM LP~MILES DAVIS~Live At Carnegie Hall~[1970's STEREO Reissue]~CS-8612 US $18.90 Buy It Now 1h 40m
VG+ LP~MILES DAVIS~Filles De Kilimanjaro~[Early1970's Reissue]~CS 9750~ US $18.90 Buy It Now 1h 40m
Vol.1 - Miles Davis New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $15.59 Buy It Now 1h 40m
Milestones [Original CD] by Miles Davis COLUMBIA JAZZ CD US $5.99 Buy It Now 1h 42m
6 CD set MILES DAVIS US $15.00 [0 bids]
1h 44m
MILES DAVIS - 36 LGENDARY SONGS 3 PACK (CD) US $11.99 Buy It Now 1h 47m
MILES DAVIS/THELONIOUS MONK/DAVE BRUBECK/"THE GIANTS OF JAZZ"/360 Sound US $10.00 [0 bids]
US $15.00 Buy It Now
1h 52m
MILES DAVIS GREATEST HITS Prestige 60s Lp MONO Classic Coltrane ROLLINS Silver US $19.00 [0 bids]
1h 54m
MILES DAVIS GREEN HAZE 2-LP VINYL LP PRESTIGE LBL. NICE!! US $24.99 [0 bids]
1h 54m
MILES DAVIS - Miles Forever LP New SEALED RSD US $20.99 Buy It Now 1h 55m
VG+/EXC LP~MILES DAVIS~Filles De Kilimanjaro~[OG 1969 CBS~360~2-Eye~Stereo Iss]~ US $26.90 Buy It Now 2h 3m
MILES DAVIS KIND OF BLUE (CD) NEW SEALED US $7.00 Buy It Now 2h 5m
Miles Davis In Concert - Philharmonic Hall, NYC - LP are Near Mint US $24.99 Buy It Now 2h 8m
MILES DAVIS - REAL NEW CD US $17.16 Buy It Now 2h 8m
MILES DAVIS - AGHARTA EUROPE 2 CD REMASTERED IN FAT BOX 5099746789725 US $21.99 Buy It Now 2h 13m
MILES DAVIS "3 Originals: Porgy & Bess;Birth of the Cool;Kind of Blue"2010 2-CDs US $8.99 Buy It Now 2h 15m
MILES DAVIS "Young Miles" UK Proper Properbox 17, 4-CD Set NEW/SEALED US $21.99 Buy It Now 2h 15m
MILES DAVIS In A Silent Way COLUMBIA JAZZ CD US $4.99 Buy It Now 2h 16m
Miles Davis "Kind Of Blue" CD RE RM '94 John Coltrane Bill Evans Sonny Rollins US $4.99 [0 bids]
2h 17m
MILES DAVIS "Move" 2003 EMI/KRB CD NEW/SEALED US $6.99 Buy It Now 2h 22m
MILES DAVIS "On the Corner" 1993 Columbia CK-53579 LIKE NEW US $5.99 Buy It Now 2h 22m
Sketches of Spain [LP] by Miles Davis (Vinyl, Classic Records) US $14.94 [0 bids]
2h 26m
MOSAIC Miles Davis & John Colrane Complete Columbia Recordings 9 LP Box VINYL US $399.99 Buy It Now 2h 29m
OST FINDING FORRESTER with sticker ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK MINT! Miles Davis US $11.88 Buy It Now 2h 31m
MILES DAVIS At Carnegie Hall COLUMBIA LP Original MONO 1962 Classic HANK MOBLEY US $29.00 [0 bids]
2h 44m
MILES DAVIS ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT LP HEAVY VINYL 180g Rare European Issue SEALED US $39.99 Buy It Now 2h 54m
MILES DAVIS DECOY LP HEAVY VINYL Gatefold US REISSUE Columbia Records SEALED US $39.99 Buy It Now 2h 54m
MILES DAVIS MILES THE NEW QUINTET LP 12" VINYL US REPRESS John Coltrane SEALED US $39.99 Buy It Now 2h 54m
MILES DAVIS BITCHES BREW 2xLP HEAVY VINYL 180g RE GATEFOLD Rare European SEALED US $49.99 Buy It Now 2h 54m
78 - Blue Note - Miles Davis Sextet - Dear Old Stockholm/Would'N You US $89.91 [0 bids]
2h 54m
MILES DAVIS In Person: Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk Complete 4CD US $33.50 Buy It Now 2h 55m
MILES DAVIS - VERY BEST OF THE MILES DAVIS QUINTET NEW CD US $16.39 Buy It Now 2h 58m
78 - Prestige Records - Miles Davis - Whispering / Down US $64.91 [0 bids]
2h 59m
78 - Capitol Records - Miles Davis - Godchild / Jeru US $59.91 [0 bids]
2h 59m
LP - Prestige Records - Miles Davis - Workin' With - Record Only US $39.99 [0 bids]
2h 59m
78 - Capitol Records - Miles Davis - Budo / Move US $59.91 [0 bids]
2h 59m
78 - Prestige Records - Miles Davis - Morpheus / Blue Room US $64.91 [0 bids]
2h 59m
78 - Savoy Records - Miles Davis - Milestones / Sipping at Bell's US $39.91 [0 bids]
2h 59m
Miles Davis - Doo-Bop - Vinyl Record Import 2013 New US $36.99 Buy It Now 3h
Miles davis Quintet MontereyJazz Festival 1963 US $7.00 Buy It Now 3h 5m
45 - Prestige Records - Miles Davis - If I Were A Bell Pt 1/If I Were A Bell 2 US $24.91 [0 bids]
3h 7m
78 - Capitol Records - Miles Davis - Boplicity / Israel US $24.91 [0 bids]
3h 7m
45 - Columbia Records - Miles Davis - In A Silent Way/It's About Time Pt 1&2 US $19.91 [0 bids]
3h 8m
Best Of Miles Davis - Miles Davis New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $17.03 Buy It Now 3h 9m
MILES DAVIS WORKIN WITH THE MILES DAVIS QUINTET LP 12" VINYL REMASTERED SEALED US $34.99 Buy It Now 3h 16m
Miles Davis Bags Groove PRESTIGE 7109 NJ MONO DG RVG Sonny Rollins Horace Silver US $9.38 [2 bids]
3h 23m
Kind of Blue [Remaster] by Miles Davis (CD, Feb-2005, Columbia (USA)) US $5.99 Buy It Now 3h 23m
Miles Davis - The Columbia Years 1955-1985 - 4 CD Box Set sealed giftable US $9.99 [0 bids]
3h 23m
Davis, Miles, Miles Davis Plays Classic Ballads Audio CD US $4.18 Buy It Now 3h 27m
Miles Davis LP - FRIDAY NIGHT IN PERSON SF Vol 1 - CS 8469 Stereo US $12.95 Buy It Now 3h 43m
Coleman Hawkins, Billy Taylor, Miles Davis, Ray Bryant U.S Bonus cd -card sleeve US $14.95 Buy It Now 3h 55m
Best of Ken Burns Jazz CD, 2000, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, VG US $2.99 Buy It Now 3h 55m
Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Clifford Brown - U.S Bonus cd -card sleeve US $14.95 Buy It Now 3h 56m
MILES DAVIS 10 LP LOT w SKETCHES OF SPAIN, BIRTH OF THE COOL & KIND of BLUE US $167.50 [13 bids]
3h 57m
PROMO Miles Davis We Want Miles Vinyl 2x LP Columbia Records Live Album C2 38005 US $3.99 [0 bids]
3h 58m
Miles Davis & Thelonious Monk at Newport - Vinyl Lp Record made in Holland US $5.99 [1 bids]
4h
Live Around the World by Miles Davis (CD, Sep-2002, Warner Bros.) US $3.75 Buy It Now 4h 14m
MILES DAVIS - MILES AHEAD - ORCHESTRA DIRECTION GIL EVANS - CD - NEW - US $15.24 Buy It Now 4h 18m
MILES DAVIS, JOHN COLTRANE, ROLAND KIRK, CHARLIE PARKER BADGES + 5 OTHERS Jazz. US $11.91 Buy It Now 4h 24m
Sketches of Spain [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster] by Miles Davis (CD, Sep-1997, Columb US $3.00 Buy It Now 4h 25m
MILES DAVIS LIVE - EVIL DOUBLE LP LOOKS & PLAYS MINT WITH SOLID EXCELLENT+ COVER US $20.50 [4 bids]
4h 27m
The Prince of Darkness [Wesgram] by Miles Davis (CD, May-2001, Bertu) US $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 29m
NM- Beautiful In Shrink 2 Eye Stereo Jazz LP : Miles Davis ~ Milestones ~ CS9428 US $30.00 [0 bids]
4h 31m
Miles Davis Japan Limited Promo only Sampler CD in 80's John Coltrane US $99.99 Buy It Now 4h 33m
MILES DAVIS: Quiet Nights jazz Columbia CL-2106 VG++ CANADA vinyl US $18.00 Buy It Now 4h 36m
Miles Davis The Master Of Styles 3 LP Box Set US $60.00 Buy It Now 4h 38m
MILES DAVIS - KIND OF BLUE - REMASTER w/ BONUS TRACK CD US $8.99 Buy It Now 4h 40m
Birth of the Cool [Remaster] by Miles Davis (CD, Jan-2001, Blue Note (Label)) US $7.00 [0 bids]
US $9.10 Buy It Now
4h 42m
The Best of Miles Davis: The Capitol/Blue Note Years [Blue Note] by Miles... US $8.99 [0 bids]
US $11.99 Buy It Now
4h 43m

More places to buy MILES DAVIS music online Buy MILES DAVIS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for MILES DAVIS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

MILES DAVIS Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold) ratings distribution


2.79
(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
13%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
40%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (13%)
13%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

MILES DAVIS Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold) reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Neu!mann
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars This filled-to-near-capacity CD reissue is actually two albums: the original soundtrack to the 1957 film-noir directed by Louis Malle (translated title: 'Elevator to the Gallows'), and a generous collection of unused music and multiple takes from the same Paris recording session. The arrangement gives listeners a chance to compare the work in progress to its final realization, and the difference is dramatic, accomplished with little more than a tasteful application of atmospheric studio reverb.

The music itself, assembled over two days (with almost no preparation) by Davis and a quartet of local French jazzers, may be the quintessential film noir score. Listen to the opening 'Générique' theme for proof: a moody, late night urban soundscape so vivid you can almost smell the empty, rain-slicked boulevards, and see the slowly blinking neon lights reflected in the gutters. Check out too the probing trumpet cries of 'Assassinat', played over an ominous upright bass ostinato.

Elsewhere on the album ('Motel', 'Sur l'Autoroute') are some truly boppin' beatnik grooves, with the muted trumpet trading frenetic solo turns alongside tenor sax man Barney Wilen. Complete the experience with coffee, cigarettes, and optional black turtleneck attire.

The film was produced a full decade before Davis even began to contemplate a fusion of Jazz and Rock styles, and certainly bears no relation whatsoever to anything resembling Prog. The album was hardly groundbreaking, at least compared to the many other milestones (pun not entirely unintended) in Davis' career. But in retrospect it's the sort of traditional Jazz even a non- jazzer can dig, thanks to the evocative cinematic ambience in every track.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Neu!mann (BETA) | Report this review (#239500) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars I listened to this French re-release of Original Soundtrack from late 50-s with a quite mixed feeling. First of all, this recording was made more than half a century ago, it's a huge period of time! Than - it is a chance to hear future genius Miles Davis on his daily work - this album was recorded just in few days and for sure was more commercial project for Davis, than some important step in his musical career.

In fact, I got there what I expected. Miles Davis plays real soundtrack -oriented music, with his mastership, but without any big ideas or experimentation. Just work for the money. Few unknown musicians support him in his gangster-bop, nostalgic sound of old movies. Atmospheric and often not without its own beauty, this soundtrack is a interesting example for collectors of Davis pre-progressive era. Whenever has no relations even with proto-fusion, this is listening for bop-lovers. But even them can find much better Davis albums from post-bop time.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to snobb (BETA) | Report this review (#280562) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of MILES DAVIS "Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (Lift To The Scaffold)"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.41 seconds