Miles Davis

Relaxin´ (37148)

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Relaxin´

Miles Davis

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LPS 157889

37148

JAZZ

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LP 12,39 €

• THE FRANCIS WOLFF COLLECTION

• 180 GRAM PURE VIRGIN VINYL

• GATEFOLD PACKAGING

• 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. Relaxin’ was the second in a series of four albums featuring the group recorded between May and October of 1956. It contains Miles’ first version of “If I Were a Bell” from the play Guys and Dolls, a tune he would include in his concert repertoire until 1965. “Hearing the many variations that he comes up with throughout the song”, wrote Lindsay Planer, “conveys how intrigued Davis must have been by the tune, as it stayed in his performance repertoire for decades. Tracks such as ‘You’re My Everything’ and ‘Oleo’ highlight the synchronic nature of Davis and Coltrane as they carry each other’s melodies while trading off solos. The steady syncopation of Philly Joe Jones keeps the rhythms tight and the delicate interplay all the more conspicuous.” 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, May 11, 1956 (B2 & B3) & October 26, 1956 (A1-A3, B1).

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

TRACKS:

  • A1 IF I WERE A BELL
  • A2 YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING
  • A3 I COULD WRITE A BOOK
  • A4 HOW AM I TO KNOW? (*)
  • B1 OLEO
  • B2 IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
  • B3 WOODY’N YOU
  • B4 STABLEMATES (*)