Miles Davis

Cookin' (37146)

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Cookin'

Miles Davis

Jazz Images

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LPS 156743

37146

JAZZ

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LP 12,39 €

· THE FRANCIS WOLFF COLLECTION

· DELUXE GATEFOLD SLEEVE

· 180-gram pure virgin vinyl LP in Gatefold packaging

· IMAGES BY ICONIC JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHER FRANCIS WOLF

· 5 DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

· INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

Miles Davis’ first classic quintet was formed in 1955 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest combos in jazz history. Cookin’ was the first in a series of four albums featuring the group recorded between May and October of 1956. The program presents some tunes the quintet had been playing live, along with others that appear to have been improvised on the spot and which had never been previously recorded. Sonny Rollins’ “Airegin” had been recorded by Miles with Milt Jackson and Rollins on June 29, 1954, for the album Bags’ Groove. Credited to Miles and Red Garland, “Blues by Five” is most likely a blues createdon the spot. Cookin’ contains the earliest existing version of Miles performing “My Funny Valentine”, asong popularized in jazz by Chet Baker, and which Miles would maintain in his repertoire until at least 1966. Two tunes from the first Prestige LP by the quintet have been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

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

Hackensack, New Jersey, October 26, 1956.

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS:
  • Same personnel. Hackensack, New Jersey, November 16, 1955.
  • From the LP The New Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige LP7014).

SIDE A:

  • 1 MY FUNNY VALENTINE
  • 2 BLUES BY FIVE
  • 3 JUST SQUEEZE ME (*)

SIDE B

  • 1 AIREGIN
  • 2 TUNE UP
  • 3 WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW
  • 4 S’POSIN’ (*)