Miles Davis – Miles in Tokyo Japan LP with cap obi


A 1981 pressing of the Japan-only LP Miles in Tokyo by Miles Davis, including the rare cap obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Miles in Tokyo – Miles Davis in Concert by Miles Davis, complete with the rare cap obi.

About this copy: This copy of Miles in Tokyo – Miles Davis in Concert is a 1981 Japanese issue of an album that was originally released in 1964 only in Japan.

The cover is M- and includes the original shrink wrap, which is holding the “cap” obi in place.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it might have been played only once or twice.

A nice copy of a terrific and relatively unknown Miles Davis LP.

Background: Recorded in Tokyo in 1964, Miles in Tokyo captured Davis with a short-lived version of his band. gave Miles in Tokyo this review:

Recorded in ’64, Miles in Tokyo finds the iconic Miles Davis performing with his almost-second great quintet. Tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers, a more accomplished and daring experimentalist than his predecessor, George Coleman, joined the group after a fellow Bostonian, drummer Tony Williams, recommended him to Davis. There are times on this recording when one might understand why Davis and Rivers never meshed, and times when the partnership is quite wonderful, though brief.

Months after this concert in September of ’64, the definitive version of the second great quintet, with Wayne Shorter on tenor, finally took form. The almost-second great quintet heard on Miles in Tokyo is an aberration, a rare gem, and worth investigating.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
18 AP-2064
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in