Miles Davis

Boppin´ the Blues (EJC 11433)

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Boppin´ the Blues

Miles Davis

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559467223

EJC 158655

EJC 11433

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

LIMITED EDITION 6-PANEL DIGIPACK

2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD

The 1946 session presented here in its entirety showcases the great Miles Davis early in his career. By that time he had already recorded a few sessions with Charlie Parker and was alternatively working with the orchestras of Benny Carter and Billy Eckstine. The group pairs him with tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and drummer Art Blakey (both of which were members of the Eckstine band in those days), and Charlie Parker’s later bassist Tommy Potter. Along with being Miles’ only small group date with Ammons, the session represents one of his very few vocal accompaniments, backing singers Earl Coleman (who also recorded with Bird) and Ann Baker (aka Ann Hathaway, she was Eckstine’s female vocalist). The complete LP Dig (Prestige LP-7012), featuring Miles with Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, and again Tommy Potter and Art Blakey, has been added here as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • MILES DAVIS, trumpet
  • GENE AMMONS, tenor sax
  • CONNIE WAINWRIGHT, guitar
  • LINTON GARNER, piano
  • TOMMY POTTER, bass
  • ART BLAKEY, drums
  • EARL COLEMAN & ANN BAKER, vocals

Hollywood, California, October 18, 1946.

(*) BONUS ALBUM (13-18): DIG Miles Davis (tp), Sonny Rollins (ts), Jackie McLean (as), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Tommy Potter (b), Art Blakey (d). New York, October 5, 1951.

TRACKS:

  • BOPPIN’ THE BLUES
  • 01 Don’t Sing Me the Blues [tk 1]
  • 02 Don’t Sing Me the Blues [tk 2]
  • 03 I’ve Always Got the Blues [tk 1]
  • 04 I’ve Always Got the Blues [tk 2]
  • 05 I’ve Always Got the Blues [tk 3]
  • 06 Don’t Explain to Me Baby [tk 1]
  • 07 Don’t Explain to Me Baby [tk 2]
  • 08 Don’t Explain to Me Baby [tk 3]
  • 09 Don’t Explain to Me Baby [tk 4]
  • 10 Baby, Won’t You Make Up Your Mind [tk 1]
  • 11 Baby, Won’t You Make Up Your Mind [tk 2]
  • 12 Baby, Won’t You Make Up Your Mind [tk 3]
  • DIG:
  • 13 Dig (*)
  • 14 It’s Only a Paper Moon (*)
  • 15 Denial (*)
  • 16 Bluing (*)
  • 17 Out of the Blue (*)
  • 18 My Old Flame (*)
  • TOTAL TIME: 77:33 Min.