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Live at the Plugged Nickel

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Live at the Plugged Nickel

Live at the Plugged Nickel

Live at the Plugged Nickel

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Music critic Michelle Mercer shares a new story about The Miles Davis Quintet's legendary recordings at Chicago's Plugged Nickel club. She says the quintet's sidemen — Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and Wayne Shorter — were just playing a musical game. It turned out to be a defining moment in the evolution of jazz.

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