The Original Mono Recordings

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The 2013 box set The Original Mono Recordings, brings together all nine of the albums the legendary jazz trumpeter recorded for Columbia that were originally released in mono, including 1957's 'Round About Midnight, 1957's Miles Ahead, 1958's Milestones, 1959's Jazz Track, 1959's Porgy and Bess, 1959's Kind of Blue, 1960's Sketches of Spain, 1961's Someday My Prince Will Come, and 1964's Miles & Monk at Newport. Remastered using the original master tapes and with pristine versions of the LPs as comparative benchmarks for sound, these mono versions have a warmth and immediacy that, at the very least, match the stereo versions, and to some ears may even outdo them. Prior ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The 2013 box set The Original Mono Recordings, brings together all nine of the albums the legendary jazz trumpeter recorded for Columbia that were originally released in mono, including 1957's 'Round About Midnight, 1957's Miles Ahead, 1958's Milestones, 1959's Jazz Track, 1959's Porgy and Bess, 1959's Kind of Blue, 1960's Sketches of Spain, 1961's Someday My Prince Will Come, and 1964's Miles & Monk at Newport. Remastered using the original master tapes and with pristine versions of the LPs as comparative benchmarks for sound, these mono versions have a warmth and immediacy that, at the very least, match the stereo versions, and to some ears may even outdo them. Prior to 1959, all of Davis' recordings for Columbia were released in mono. Which means that, although stereo became a popular format during the '60s, most listeners first heard these landmark albums in mono. In fact, mono was considered the most faithful and purest representation of how the music sounded in the studio. There is some logic to this notion, as the aim was to present the music in the truest regard to the overall sound of the band in the studio. Subsequently, there is less post-production trickery involved on the mono versions. There is also a clarity and depth to the sound quality on these albums, especially when it comes to the piano and bass, that stands apart from previous stereo versions. It's as if you can see farther into the recording, revealing a fuller aural picture of the band as a whole. For some listeners this may not matter, but ultimately, for others, it will mean that these mono remasters, whether bought individually or as a part of this box set, will be must-have additions to their collections.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2013
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 888837566421
  • Catalog Number: 375664
  • Sales rank: 76,338

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 ’Round Midnight - Miles Davis Quintet (6:02)
  2. 2 Ah-Leu-Cha - Miles Davis Quintet (5:57)
  3. 3 All of You - Miles Davis Quintet (7:08)
  4. 4 Bye Bye Blackbird - Miles Davis Quintet (7:57)
  5. 5 Tadd's Delight - Miles Davis Quintet (4:31)
  6. 6 Dear Old Stockholm - Miles Davis Quintet (7:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Springsville (3:28)
  2. 2 The Maids of Cadiz (3:55)
  3. 3 The Duke (3:37)
  4. 4 My Ship (4:30)
  5. 5 Miles Ahead (3:32)
  6. 6 Blues for Pablo (5:22)
  7. 7 New Rhumba (4:38)
  8. 8 The Meaning of the Blues (2:49)
  9. 9 Lament (2:17)
  10. 10 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You) (3:06)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Dr. Jekyll (5:54)
  2. 2 Sid's Ahead (13:12)
  3. 3 Two Bass Hit (5:18)
  4. 4 Milestones (5:49)
  5. 5 Billy Boy (7:19)
  6. 6 Straight, No Chaser (10:41)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Générique (2:49)
  2. 2 L' Assassinat De Carala (2:11)
  3. 3 Sur L'autoroute (2:18)
  4. 4 Julien dans l’ascenseur (2:10)
  5. 5 Florence sur les Champs-Elysées (2:52)
  6. 6 Dîner au motel (3:57)
  7. 7 Evasion de Julien (0:54)
  8. 8 Visite du vigile (2:05)
  9. 9 Au bar du Petit-Bac (2:54)
  10. 10 Chez le photographe du motel (3:56)
  11. 11 On Green Dolphin Street (9:59)
  12. 12 Fran-Dance (5:57)
  13. 13 Stella by Starlight (4:49)
Disc 5
  1. 1 The Buzzard Song (4:11)
  2. 2 Bess You Is My Woman Now (5:17)
  3. 3 Gone (3:43)
  4. 4 Gone, Gone, Gone (2:06)
  5. 5 Summertime (3:20)
  6. 6 Bess, Oh Where's My Bess (4:35)
  7. 7 Prayer (Oh, Doctor Jesus) (4:43)
  8. 8 Fishermen, Strawberry and Devil Crab (4:12)
  9. 9 My Man's Gone Now (6:18)
  10. 10 It Ain't Necessarily So (4:29)
  11. 11 Here Come de Honey Man (1:20)
  12. 12 I Loves You, Porgy (4:03)
  13. 13 There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York (3:26)
Disc 6
  1. 1 So What (9:07)
  2. 2 Freddie Freeloader (9:48)
  3. 3 Blue in Green (5:35)
  4. 4 All Blues (11:32)
  5. 5 Flamenco Sketches (9:21)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Concierto de Aranjuez (16:26)
  2. 2 Will o’ the Wisp (3:52)
  3. 3 The Pan Piper (3:58)
  4. 4 Saeta (5:12)
  5. 5 Solea (12:17)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Someday My Prince Will Come [From the Film Snow White and the Seven Dwa - Miles Davis Sextet (9:10)
  2. 2 Old Folks - Miles Davis Sextet (5:21)
  3. 3 Pfrancing - Miles Davis Sextet (8:38)
  4. 4 Drad-Dog - Miles Davis Sextet (4:35)
  5. 5 Teo - Miles Davis Sextet (9:40)
  6. 6 I Thought About You - Miles Davis Sextet (4:55)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Ah-Leu-Cha - Miles Davis Sextet (5:54)
  2. 2 Straight, No Chaser - Miles Davis Sextet (8:51)
  3. 3 Fran-Dance - Miles Davis Sextet (7:11)
  4. 4 Two Bass Hit - Miles Davis Sextet (4:17)
  5. 5 Nutty - Thelonious Monk Quartet (13:59)
  6. 6 Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk Quartet (11:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miles Davis Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Cannonball Adderley Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Phil Bodner Flute
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Johnny Coles Trumpet
Bill Evans Piano
Red Garland Piano
Elvin Jones Percussion
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Wynton Kelly Piano
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Pierre Michelot Bass
Hank Mobley Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Flute
Charlie Rouse Tenor Saxophone
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Art Taylor Drums
Julius Watkins French Horn
Barney Wilen Tenor Saxophone
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Frank Rehak Trombone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Joe Bennett Trombone
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Butch Warren Bass
Willie Ruff Horn, French Horn
Danny Bank Bass Clarinet
Billy Barber Tuba
John Barrows French Horn
Joseph Bennett Trombone
Albert Block Clarinet, Flute
James Buffington French Horn
Eddie Caine Clarinet, Flute
Paul Chambers Bass
Earl Chapin French Horn
Kenny Clarke Drums
John Coltrane Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Sid Cooper Clarinet, Flute
Frankie Dunlop Drums
Gil Evans Conductor
Harold Feldman Clarinet, Flute
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Dick Hixson Trombone
Jack Knitzer Bassoon
Jose Mangual Percussion
Jimmy McAllister Tuba
Tony Miranda Horn, French Horn
Thelonious Monk Piano
Louis Mucci Trumpet
Romeo Penque Clarinet, Flute
Gunther Schuller French Horn
René Urtreger Piano
Dick Hixon Trombone
Joe Singer French Horn
James Cobb Drums
Tom Mitchell Bass Trombone
Bill Barber Tuba
John Carisi Trumpet
Janet Putman Harp
John Coles Trumpet
Jimmy Buffington Horn
Daniel Bank Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Dave Brubeck Composer
Tadd Dameron Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Bill Evans Original Liner Notes
Stan Getz Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Willis Conover Original Liner Notes
George Avakian Producer, Original Liner Notes
Gil Evans Arranger, Composer, Orchestra Director
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Nat Hentoff Original Liner Notes
J.J. Johnson Composer
Cal Lampley Producer
Teo Macero Producer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Cole Porter Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Vince Wilburn Jr. Executive Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Albert McCarthy Original Liner Notes
Charles Edward Smith Original Liner Notes
Don Hunstein Back Cover Photo
Josh Cheuse Art Direction
Bob Cato Cover Photo
Aram Avakian Cover Photo
DuBose Heyward Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
André Hodier Original Liner Notes
David Noakes translation
Traditional Composer
Cheryl Davis Executive Producer
Jim Marshall Cover Photo
John Carisi Composer
Erin Davis Executive Producer
Marc Myers Liner Notes
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