Miles Davis Plays for Lovers [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Miles Davis Plays for Lovers collects a number of ballads from the trumpeter's mid-'50s albums to create a lovely late-night disc for friends, night owls, and couples in love. The core band for three-quarters of the album consists of trumpeter Davis, tenor John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. There's an elegant beauty to pieces like "My Funny Valentine" and "You're My Everything," featuring the rhythm section's spare, tasteful backdrop and the carefully chosen notes of Davis and Coltrane's horns. Even when this lineup shifts occasionally, the low-light mood remains. Bassist Charles Mingus lends a hand on "Smooch" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Miles Davis Plays for Lovers collects a number of ballads from the trumpeter's mid-'50s albums to create a lovely late-night disc for friends, night owls, and couples in love. The core band for three-quarters of the album consists of trumpeter Davis, tenor John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. There's an elegant beauty to pieces like "My Funny Valentine" and "You're My Everything," featuring the rhythm section's spare, tasteful backdrop and the carefully chosen notes of Davis and Coltrane's horns. Even when this lineup shifts occasionally, the low-light mood remains. Bassist Charles Mingus lends a hand on "Smooch" and "Easy Living," while pianist Horace Silver chimes in on "You Don't Know What Love Is." There are fabulous takes of "'Round Midnight," originally recorded for Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants, and the peaceful, melancholy closer, "When I Fall in Love." Davis' refined trumpet style, with its full-bodied notes and use of quiet spaces, has reached an early peak here. One also notices the intricate ensemble work by these various groups, with each musician playing just the right number of notes. Plays for Lovers is an exquisite disc that will also serve as a fine introduction to Davis' 1953-1956 work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218901925
  • Catalog Number: 6019
  • Sales rank: 21,811

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miles Davis Quintet Primary Artist
Teddy Charles Vibes
Miles Davis Trumpet, Indexed Contributor
Red Garland Piano
Elvin Jones Drums
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Charles Mingus Bass, Piano
Max Roach Drums
Horace Silver Piano
Britt Woodman Trombone
Percy Heath Bass
Paul Chambers Bass
Kenny Clarke Drums
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Dave Schildkraut Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Dave Brubeck Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Charles Mingus Composer
Cootie Williams Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Doug Hawkins Engineer
Edward Heyman Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Don Raye Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Victor Young Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Eden Ahbez Composer
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Joe Young Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Lee Gaines Composer
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