4 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE
INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK
MILES DAVIS, trumpet
MILT JACKSON, vibes
JACKIE McLEAN, alto sax (on “Dr. Jekyll” and
“Minor March” only)
RAY BRYANT, piano
PERCY HEATH, bass
ART TAYLOR, drums
Hackensack, New Jersey, August 5, 1955.
*BONUS TRACK (B3):
Miles Davis (tp), Teddy Charles (vib), Britt Woodman (tb),
Charles Mingus (b), Elvin Jones (d).
Hackensack, New Jersey, July 9, 1955.
1 DR. JEKYLL [aka DR. JACKLE] (Jackie McLean) 8:53
2 MINOR MARCH (Jackie McLean) 8:17
1 BITTY DITTY (Thad Jones) 6:37
2 CHANGES (Ray Bryant) 7:13
3 EASY LIVING (Rainger-Robin) 5:03*
Down Beat original review
“Bags’ statements are as close to ‘pure’ elemental jazz as the Hot 5 Louis. Nothing he plays is extraneous or selfconsciously mrhetorical; it’s all part of the swinging marrow mof his jazz self-expression. Miles, more reflective, is less abandoned than Bags but no less hot-from-the inside.” (Nat Hentoff)