Miles Davis

Plays Jazz Classics (771878 LP)

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Plays Jazz Classics

Miles Davis

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LPS 139109

771878 LP

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Plays Jazz Classics

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LP 12,39 €

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

Miles Davis’ quintet was formed in 1955 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest combos in jazz history. Each of its members was an individual creative force that could have easily been a leader. “Philly Joe and Red Garland were the same age”, explained Miles in his autobiography, “about three years older than I was. Coltrane and I were born in the same year, with me being a little older. Paul Chambers was the baby in the group, being only twenty, but he was playing like he had been around forever.

And so was Red; he was giving me that Ahmad Jamal light touch, and a little bit of Erroll Garner, along with his own shit up in all of that. So everything was happening”. This quintet – like many other great bands composed of important figures – didn’t last long despite Miles’ best attempts to keep it together. “By the beginning of 1956”, said Miles, “I was really enjoying playing with this group and enjoying listening to them play as individuals”. All of these tracks were taped during a pair of massively productive recording sessions during May and October of 1956.

PERSONNEL:

MILES DAVIS, trumpet
JOHN COLTRANE, tenor saxophone
RED GARLAND, piano
PAUL CHAMBERS, bass
“PHILLY” JOE JONES, drums

Hackensack, New Jersey, May 11 (A2, A4 & B5),
& October 26 (A1, A3, B1-B4), 1956.

Original sessions recorded by Rudy Van Gelder & produced by Bob Weinstock.

SIDE A:
1 HALF NELSON 4:45
2 WOODY ’N YOU 5:03
3 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 5:13
4 SALT PEANUTS 6:03

SIDE B:
1 WELL YOU NEEDN’T 6:13
2 OLEO 5:52
3 TUNE UP 5:40
4 AIREGIN 4:26
5 THE THEME 1:58*

* Bonus track: From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.