Miles Davis

The 1951 - 1957 Studio Recordings (99092)

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The 1951 - 1957 Studio Recordings

Miles Davis

American Jazz Classics

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AJC 140778

99092

JAZZ

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The 1951 - 1957 Studio Recordings

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Miles Davis only cut a few sides in a quartet format. During the early decades of his career, when his music was all acoustic, he favored the quintet format with a frontline of a trumpet and tenor sax, and led amazing orchestal sessions backed by the Gil Evans band. He also recorded in larger groups, but his quartet performances are scarce.

All of his quartet studio output from 1951-57 is contained in this set in chronological order, including as a bonus a live quartet performance of “What’s New?” (a song Miles never recorded in the studio under his own name), taped in Germany in 1956, and a live quartet version of “My Funny Valentine”, recorded in 1958 with Bill Evans on piano.

The latter marked the trumpeter’s only quartet recording with Evans, as well as the last appearance of a quartet track in his whole discography until 1963.

PERSONNEL:

MILES DAVIS, trumpet on all tracks, plus:

CD 1 [1]
John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (b), Roy Haynes (d).
New York, January 17, 1951.

CD 2 [2-5]
John Lewis (p), Charles Mingus (p, replacing John Lewis on “Smooch”),
Percy Heath (b), Max Roach (d),
New York, May 19, 1953.

CD 1 [6-15]
Horace Silver (p), Percy Heath (b), Art Blakey (d).
Hackensack , New Jersey, March 6 (#6-11) & March 5 (#12-14), 1954.

CD 1 [16-17] & CD 2 [1-4]
Red Garland (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)
Hackensack, New Jersey, June 7, 1955.

CD 2 [5-9]
Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d).
Hackensack, New Jersey, November 16, 1955 (# 5), May 11, 1956 (# 6-8)
& October 26, 1956 (# 9)

CD 2 [10-14]
René Urtreger (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Kenny Clarke (d).
Paris, France, December 4-5, 1957.

Bonus tracks:
CD 2 [15]: René Urtreger (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Christian Garros (d).
SWF-TV, live “Stadhalle”, Freiburg, Germany, Nov. 12, 1956.

CD 2 [16] Bill Evans (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d).
Live at the Plaza Hotel, New York, Sep.9, 1958.

INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1: 75:01 min

01. The Blue Room
02. When Lights Are Low
03. Tune Up
04. Miles Ahead
05. Smooch
06. Take Off
07. Lazy Susan
08. The Leap
09. Well You Needn’t
10. Weird
11. It Never Entered My Mind
12. Four
13. Old Devil Moon
14. Blue Haze
15. You Don’t Know What Love Is
16. I Didn’t
17. Will You Still Be Mine?

CD 2: 79:23 min

01. I See Your Face Before Me
02. Green Haze
03. A Night In Tunisia
04. A Gal In Calico
05. There Is No Greater Love
06. Something I Dreamed Last Night
07. It Never Entered My Mind
08. When I Fall In Love
09. My Funny Valentine
10. Final [Take 1]
11. Final [Take 2]
12. Final [Take 3]
13. Assasinat [Take 2]
14. Assasinat [Take 3]
15. What’s New? [Live]*
16. My Funny Valentine [Live] *