Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet [RVG Remaster]

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Cookin' is the first of four albums derived from the Miles Davis Quintet's fabled extended recording session on October 26, 1956; the concept being that the band would document its vast live-performance catalog in a studio environment, rather than preparing all new tracks for its upcoming long-player. The bounty of material in the band's live sets -- as well as the overwhelming conviction in the quintet's studio sides -- would produce the lion's share of the Cookin', Relaxin', Workin', and Steamin' albums. As these recordings demonstrate, there is an undeniable telepathic cohesion that allows this band -- consisting of Miles Davis trumpet, John Coltrane tenor sax, Red ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Cookin' is the first of four albums derived from the Miles Davis Quintet's fabled extended recording session on October 26, 1956; the concept being that the band would document its vast live-performance catalog in a studio environment, rather than preparing all new tracks for its upcoming long-player. The bounty of material in the band's live sets -- as well as the overwhelming conviction in the quintet's studio sides -- would produce the lion's share of the Cookin', Relaxin', Workin', and Steamin' albums. As these recordings demonstrate, there is an undeniable telepathic cohesion that allows this band -- consisting of Miles Davis trumpet, John Coltrane tenor sax, Red Garland piano, Paul Chambers bass, and Philly Joe Jones drums -- to work so efficiently both on the stage and the studio. This same unifying force is also undoubtedly responsible for the extrasensory dimensions scattered throughout these recordings. The immediate yet somewhat understated ability of each musician to react with ingenuity and precision is expressed in the consistency and singularity of each solo as it is maintained from one musician to the next without the slightest deviation. "Blues by Five" reveals the exceptional symmetry between Davis and Coltrane that allows them to complete each other's thoughts musically. Cookin' features the pairing of "Tune Up/When Lights Are Low" which is, without a doubt, a highlight not only of this mammoth session, but also the entire tenure of Miles Davis' mid-'50s quintet. All the elements converge upon this fundamentally swinging medley. Davis' pure-toned solos and the conversational banter that occurs with Coltrane, and later Garland during "When the Lights Are Low," resound as some of these musicians' finest moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/2007
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 888072301573
  • Catalog Number: 30157
  • Sales rank: 63,871

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miles Davis Quintet Primary Artist
Miles Davis Indexed Contributor, Trumpet
Red Garland Piano
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Paul Chambers Bass, Bass Guitar
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Red Garland Composer
Sonny Rollins Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Liner Notes, Remastering
Ira Gitler Liner Notes, Original Liner Notes
Lorenz Hart Composer
Reid Miles Cover Design
Stuart Kremsky Reissue Production Assistance
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