Birdland Jam Session, June 30Th, 1950
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This amazing and rarely heard jam session was only previously issued in worst sound quality on a long out of print Italian album. It features Miles jamming at Birdland surrounded by some of the greatest bebop all stars, like Fats Navarro (who would die a week later), J.J. Johnson, Tadd Dameron and Art Blakey. It contains an amazing quartet version of “Embraceable You” by Miles and the rhythm section, and the trumpeter's only existing reading of Thelonious Monk's “Eronel”.
MILES DAVIS, trumpet on all tracks, plus:
FATS NAVARRO, trumpet on 2-3 & 5-6 only,
J. J. JOHNSON, trombone
BREW MOORE, tenor sax
TADD DAMERON, piano on 1, 4-5 & 7-9
WALTER BISHOP, Jr., piano on 2-3 & 6
CURLY RUSSELL, bass
ART BLAKEY, drums
Note: On “Embraceable You” Miles Davis and rhythm section only.
CHARLIE PARKER (as) plays a few notes at the end of “Conception”.
Live at Birdland, New York, June 30, 1950.
1. Embraceable You
3. 52nd Street Theme
5. Hot House Into 52nd Street Theme
7. Band Warming Up
8. Max Is Making Wax
TOTAL TIME: 74:58