Miles Davis Plays for Lovers [Bonus Tracks]

Miles Davis Plays for Lovers [Bonus Tracks]

by Miles Davis QuintetMiles Davis Quintet




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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2003
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218901925
catalogNumber: 6019


  1. My Funny Valentine
  2. You're My Everything
  3. Smooch
  4. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
  5. Easy Living
  6. There Is No Greater Love
  7. It Never Entered My Mind
  8. In Your Own Sweet Way
  9. You Don't Know What Love Is
  10. Nature Boy
  11. 'Round Midnight
  12. When I Fall in Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis Quintet   Primary Artist
Teddy Charles   Vibes
Miles Davis   Trumpet
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
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Joe Young   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Lee Gaines   Composer

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