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Miles Davis/Miles Davis Quintet: The Very Best of the Miles Davis Quintet

Track List

>Just Squeeze Me
>'Round Midnight
>My Funny Valentine
>Well, You Needn't
>In Your Own Sweet Way
>You're My Everything
>Tune Up

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

The Very Best of the Miles Davis Quintet captures the legendary trumpeter and his four luminary sidemen - saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones - during the mid 1950s, a pivotal period for Miles in particular and one of the most fertile periods in the evolution of jazz. Specifically, the tracks are culled from a series of sessions supervised by Prestige label head Bob Weinstock between November 1955 and October 1956.

A collection of the very best of the Miles Davis Quintet's Prestige recordings. Newly compiled, this is a 'must-have' release for all jazz fans.

The first installment of Concord Music Group's The Very Best of series will include the works of Jazz greats Miles Davis Quintet, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins, and Chet Baker. conqueroo sent over these details: Concord Music Group launches a new series of jazz compilations for the summer of 2012 that showcases the very best tracks culled from the recordings of some of the most influential artists in the history of the genre. The first five titles in the "The Very Best Of" series - which highlight the work of the Miles Davis Quintet, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery Sonny Rollins, and Chet Baker - are set for release on June 12, 2012. Each collection is mastered by Joe Tarantino (who has brilliantly remastered all of Concord's highly acclaimed legacy reissues) and supplemented with liner notes by well-known music journalists, historians, and scholars.

Album Notes

Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Miles Davis (trumpet); Red Garland (piano); Philly Joe Jones (drums).

Liner Note Author: Ashley Kahn.

Recording information: Van Gelder studio, Hackensack, NJ (05/11/1956); Van Gelder studio, Hackensack, NJ (10/26/1956); Van Gelder studio, Hackensack, NJ (11/16/1955).

The Very Best of the Miles Davis Quintet features tracks the legendary jazz trumpeter recorded with engineer Rudy Van Gelder for the Prestige label in the 1950s. Included are such cuts as "Oleo," "Four," "My Funny Valentine," "In Your Own Sweet Way," and more. These are superb, swinging acoustic jazz sessions from Davis' classic hard bop period. ~ Matt Collar


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