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The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions

The Miles Davis Quintet

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1.1
Stablemates
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:21
1.2
How Am I To Know?
The Miles Davis Quintet
4:38
1.3
Just Squeeze Me
The Miles Davis Quintet
7:27
1.4
There Is No Greater Love
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:18
1.5
The Theme
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:45
1.6
S'posin'
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:15
2.1
In Your Own Sweet Way
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:42
2.2
Diane
The Miles Davis Quintet
7:49
2.3
Trane's Blues
The Miles Davis Quintet
8:33
2.4
Something I Dreamed Last Night
The Miles Davis Quintet
6:13
2.5
It Could Happen To You
The Miles Davis Quintet
6:37
2.6
Woody'n You
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:01
3.1
Ahmad's Blues
The Miles Davis Quintet
7:24
3.2
Surrey With The Fringe On Top
The Miles Davis Quintet
9:05
3.3
It Never Entered My Mind
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:22
3.4
When I Fall In Love
The Miles Davis Quintet
4:21
3.5
Salt Peanuts
The Miles Davis Quintet
6:07
3.6
Four
The Miles Davis Quintet
7:15
3.7
The Theme (Take 1)
The Miles Davis Quintet
2:01
3.8
The Theme (Take 2)
The Miles Davis Quintet
1:05
4.1
If I Were A Bell
The Miles Davis Quintet
8:15
4.2
Well, You Needn't
The Miles Davis Quintet
6:18
4.3
'Round Midnight
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:25
4.4
Half Nelson
The Miles Davis Quintet
4:45
4.5
You're My Everything
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:18
4.6
I Could Write A Book
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:11
4.7
Oleo
The Miles Davis Quintet
6:22
5.1
Airegin
The Miles Davis Quintet
4:24
5.2
Tune Up
The Miles Davis Quintet
5:41
5.3
When Lights Are Low
The Miles Davis Quintet
7:30
5.4
Blues By Five
The Miles Davis Quintet
9:53
5.5
My Funny Valentine
The Miles Davis Quintet
6:04
Total Playing Time    3:11:25
“The Miles Davis Quintet heard here was Davis’ means of seizing the moment when his physical health and his musical concepts were on an upswing… This is the band Davis organized when he wanted his recordings to stand for more than snapshots of his momentary interests.”
- Bob Blumenthal (Jazz Critic)

Craft Recordings is pleased to release the box set of The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions from The Miles Davis Quintet. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Prestige Records, the five-disc set presents the quintet’s marathon sessions for the iconic jazz label, recorded between 1955–56.

Miles Davis’ First Great Quintet was assembled in 1955—a pivotal year for the trumpeter and bandleader. Following a triumphant set at the Newport Jazz Festival, Davis was at the top of his game, and enjoying newfound recognition by industry leaders, critics, and fans alike. With a lineup that featured pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Philly Joe Jones and a relatively unknown tenor saxophonist named John Coltrane (replacing Sonny Rollins), the unit became the dominant small jazz group of the late ’50s and helped define the hard-bop genre.

Over the course of a year—from November 1955 to October 1956—the quintet recorded three exceptionally productive sessions with famed engineer Rudy Van Gelder, simulating nightclub sets at Van Gelder’s Hackensack, New Jersey studio. The resulting 32 tracks—presented in chronological order in this collection—would make up five complete and significant albums: the quintet’s 1956 debut release, Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet(1956), Cookin’ (1957), Relaxin’ (1958), Workin’ (1959), and Steamin’ (1961). The quintet’s recording of “’Round Midnight” would represent this ensemble’s lone contribution to the album Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (1959). The majority of these tracks are pop and jazz standards, along with several original compositions from Davis.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Craft Recordings Studio Masters

Disc 1, Tracks 1-6; Disc 2, Tracks 1-6; Disc 3, Tracks 1-8; Disc 4, Tracks 1-7; Disc 5, Tracks 1-5 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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