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Miles Davis
     

Miles Davis

by Miles Davis
 

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Miles Davis' recordings of 1951-1954 tend to be overlooked because of his erratic lifestyle of the period and because they predated his first classic quintet. Although he rarely recorded during this era, what he did document was often quite classic. The two sessions included on this CD (which includes three alternate takes) are among the earliest hard bop recordings

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Miles Davis' recordings of 1951-1954 tend to be overlooked because of his erratic lifestyle of the period and because they predated his first classic quintet. Although he rarely recorded during this era, what he did document was often quite classic. The two sessions included on this CD (which includes three alternate takes) are among the earliest hard bop recordings and would indirectly influence the modern mainstream music of the 1960s. The first session features Davis in a sextet with trombonist J.J. Johnson, altoist Jackie McLean, pianist Gil Coggins, bassist Oscar Pettiford, and drummer Kenny Clarke; highlights include "Dear Old Stockholm," "Woody 'n You," and interpretations of "Yesterdays" and "How Deep Is the Ocean." The remaining six numbers showcase Davis in a quartet with pianist Horace Silver, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Art Blakey, really stretching out on such numbers as "Take Off" and "Well, You Needn't." However, on "It Never Entered My Mind," Davis' muted statement (his only one on this set) looks toward his treatments of ballads later in the decade.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2015
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0602547276919
catalogNumber:
002298101
Rank:
32137

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Tracks

  1. Dear Old Stockholm
  2. Chance It
  3. Donna
  4. Woody 'n You
  5. Yesterdays
  6. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  7. Chance It
  8. Donna
  9. Woody 'n You
  10. Take Off
  11. Lazy Susan
  12. The Leap
  13. Well, You Needn't
  14. Weirdo
  15. It Never Entered My Mind

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