Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings (1951-1956)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This eight-CD set does indeed have all 17 of trumpeter Miles Davis' Prestige sessions. The music is also available in separate CDs in the Original Jazz Classics series. Most significant are the many performances by Davis' classic quintet of 1955-1956 with tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones but there are also dates featuring Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker on tenor, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Jackie McLean, Lee Konitz, Lucky Thompson, and J.J. Johnson among others. Much of this music is classic and dates from the period when Miles Davis was really beginning to emerge ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This eight-CD set does indeed have all 17 of trumpeter Miles Davis' Prestige sessions. The music is also available in separate CDs in the Original Jazz Classics series. Most significant are the many performances by Davis' classic quintet of 1955-1956 with tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones but there are also dates featuring Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker on tenor, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Jackie McLean, Lee Konitz, Lucky Thompson, and J.J. Johnson among others. Much of this music is classic and dates from the period when Miles Davis was really beginning to emerge as an innovator.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/1993
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218440028
  • Catalog Number: 12

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Morpheus (2:20)
  2. 2 Down (2:52)
  3. 3 The Blue Room (2:50)
  4. 4 The Blue Room (3:00)
  5. 5 Whispering (3:02)
  6. 6 I Know (2:31)
  7. 7 Odjenar (2:50)
  8. 8 Ezz-Thetic (2:51)
  9. 9 Hi Beck (3:04)
  10. 10 Yesterdays (2:24)
  11. 11 Conception (4:01)
  12. 12 Out of the Blue (6:16)
  13. 13 Denial (5:37)
  14. 14 Bluing (9:55)
  15. 15 Dig (7:30)
  16. 16 My Old Flame (6:34)
  17. 17 It's Only a Paper Moon (5:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Compulsion (5:44)
  2. 2 The Serpent's Tooth (7:00)
  3. 3 The Serpent's Tooth (6:16)
  4. 4 'round About Midnight (7:05)
  5. 5 Tasty Pudding (3:20)
  6. 6 Willie the Wailer (4:25)
  7. 7 Floppy (5:58)
  8. 8 For Adults Only (5:32)
  9. 9 When Lights Are Low (3:25)
  10. 10 Tune-Up (3:52)
  11. 11 Miles Ahead (4:25)
  12. 12 Smooch (3:02)
  13. 13 Four (4:00)
  14. 14 Old Devil Moon (3:22)
  15. 15 Blue Haze (6:05)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Solar (4:42)
  2. 2 You Don't Know What Love Is (4:21)
  3. 3 Love Me or Leave Me (6:55)
  4. 4 I'll Remember April (7:51)
  5. 5 Blue 'n' Boogie (8:16)
  6. 6 Walkin' (13:25)
  7. 7 Airegin (4:55)
  8. 8 Oleo (5:08)
  9. 9 But Not for Me (5:40)
  10. 10 But Not for Me (4:35)
  11. 11 Doxy (4:50)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Bags' Groove (11:11)
  2. 2 Bags' Groove (9:21)
  3. 3 Bemsha Swing (9:27)
  4. 4 Swing Spring (10:39)
  5. 5 The Man I Love (8:02)
  6. 6 The Man I Love (7:57)
  7. 7 I Didn't (6:02)
  8. 8 Will You Still Be Mine? (6:20)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Green Haze (5:48)
  2. 2 I See Your Face Before Me (4:43)
  3. 3 A Night in Tunisia (7:20)
  4. 4 A Gal in Calico (5:15)
  5. 5 Dr. Jackle (8:52)
  6. 6 Bitty Ditty (6:35)
  7. 7 Minor March (8:12)
  8. 8 Changes (7:08)
  9. 9 In Your Own Sweet Way (4:34)
  10. 10 No Line (5:39)
  11. 11 Vierd Blues (6:52)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Stablemates (5:19)
  2. 2 How Am I to Know? (4:37)
  3. 3 Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) (7:25)
  4. 4 There Is No Greater Love (5:17)
  5. 5 The Theme (5:47)
  6. 6 S'posin' (5:13)
  7. 7 In Your Own Sweet Way (5:40)
  8. 8 Diane (7:45)
  9. 9 Trane's Blues (8:25)
  10. 10 Something I Dreamed Last Night (6:12)
Disc 7
  1. 1 It Could Happen to You (6:28)
  2. 2 Woody 'n You (4:53)
  3. 3 Ahmad's Blues (7:21)
  4. 4 The Surrey With the Fringe on Top (9:02)
  5. 5 It Never Entered My Mind (5:20)
  6. 6 When I Fall in Love (4:21)
  7. 7 Salt Peanuts (6:06)
  8. 8 Four (7:11)
  9. 9 The Theme (1:57)
  10. 10 The Theme (1:02)
  11. 11 If I Were a Bell (8:09)
  12. 12 Well, You Needn't (6:14)
Disc 8
  1. 1 'round About Midnight (5:20)
  2. 2 Half Nelson (4:45)
  3. 3 You're My Everything (4:45)
  4. 4 I Could Write a Book (5:05)
  5. 5 Oleo (5:51)
  6. 6 Airegin (4:22)
  7. 7 Tune-Up (5:40)
  8. 8 When Lights Are Low (7:26)
  9. 9 Blues by Five (9:59)
  10. 10 My Funny Valentine (5:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miles Davis Primary Artist, Piano, Trumpet
Billy Bauer Guitar
Walter Bishop Jr. Piano
Ray Bryant Piano
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Red Garland Piano
Milt Jackson Vibes
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Lee Konitz Leader, Alto Saxophone
John Lewis Piano
Charles Mingus Bass, Piano
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Max Roach Drums
Sonny Rollins Tenor Saxophone
Horace Silver Piano
Art Taylor Drums
Lucky Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Leonard Gaskin Bass
Sal Mosca Piano
Tommy Potter Bass
Percy Heath Bass
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone
Art Blakey Drums
Paul Chambers Bass
Kenny Clarke Drums
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Bennie Green Trombone
Roy Haynes Drums
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Jackie McLean Alto Saxophone
Thelonious Monk Piano
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Schildkraut Alto Saxophone
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Truitt Trombone
Arnold Fishkind Bass
John Richard Lewis Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Al Cohn Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ira Gitler Producer, Liner Notes
Doug Hawkins Engineer
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Dan Morgenstern Liner Notes
Bob Weinstock Producer
Eddie Bill Harris Re-Engineer
Martin Williams Liner Notes
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Joe Tarantino Mastering
Ray Avery Contributor
Jamie Putnam Producer
Deborah Bates Producer
Lucinda Cowell Producer
Zand Gee Producer
Pat Johnston Composer
John Schonberger Composer
Richard Coburn Composer
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