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Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis Quintet

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1
My Funny Valentine
Miles Davis Quintet
6:01
2
Blues By Five
Miles Davis Quintet
9:56
3
Airegin
Miles Davis Quintet
4:25
4
Tune-Up / When Lights Are Low
Miles Davis Quintet
13:03
Total Playing Time    33:25
"... no jazz artist has ever recorded so many masterpieces in such a condensed window of studio time ... musical statements that will be enjoyed as long as people have ears and taste."
- JazzTimes.com

"... (Miles) never has sounded better ... these sessions are the best Davis has made ... there are many moments of pure music and emotional joy ... one of the best LPs (of 1957) ..."
- DownBeat

"... (gives us) some sense of just how bold and shocking the saxophonist’s sound must have been to his early listeners. His relationship with the other members of the Miles Davis Quintet is particularly tense. Here Trane plays amongst a group of musicians renowned for their understated eloquence, taut rhythmic interplay and less-is-more ethos and he eschews all of these qualities in favour of an ecstatic (over)abundance of notes. The man really would have made a fantastic acid rock guitarist."
- PopMatters.com

This is one of four highly acclaimed albums Miles Davis made during two days of marathon sessions in May and October 1956 to fulfill a contractual obligation. Davis recorded 26 tracks over the two days, all live off the floor and all first takes, with his superb first great quintet that includes John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The track list contains the first recording of what became a signature tune for Davis, My Funny Valentine. According to Davis himself, he called this album Cookin’ because “that’s what we did, came in and cooked."
192 kHz / 24-bit and 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Concord Music Group Studio Masters

This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue recording. It may be limited in bandwidth and dynamic range by the technology available at the time of its original creation and is offered as a documentation of a historical release.

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