Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings (1951-1956)

Performers Miles Davis

Prestige Records | July 12, 2011 | Compact Disc

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Personnel includes: Miles Davis, Billy Bauer, Walter Bishop, Jr., Art Blakey, Ray Bryant, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Leonard Gaskin, Bennie Green, Roy Haynes, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, J.J. Johnson, Philly Joe Jones, Lee Konitz, John Lewis, Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Sal Mosca, Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dave Schildkraut, Horace Silver, Zoot Sims, Art Taylor, Lucky Thompson, Sonny Truitt. CHRONICLE: THE COMPLETE PRESTIGE RECORDINGS isn't a luxury, it's a necessity for fans of Miles Davis. Which isn't to say that listeners can't be perfectly happy with the individual OJC (Original Jazz Classics) reissues of his original recordings. It's just that when Miles first began recording, vinyl discs were moving from the 10" format to the modern 12" long playing, full length format which soon became an industry standard. As a result, music from one session might very well be divided among several vinyl issues. So it came to pass that the famous Christmas Eve, 1954 session with Monk, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath and Kenny Clarke was split up and released on two separate discs, BAGS' GROOVE and MILES DAVIS AND THE MODERN JAZZ GIANTS. For the true devotee wishing to experience the evolution of Miles' glorious tone, CHRONICLE presents his 1951-1956 sessions in chronological order. There are two notable exceptions: his 1955 date with Mingus and Elvin Jones, BLUE MOODS (originally recorded for the bassist's Debut label) and another 1955 date (session 15, with Art Taylor, Tommy Flanagan and Sonny Rollins) are presented out of order so that you can hear the uninterrupted development of Davis' classic Coltrane-Red Garland-Paul Chambers-Philly Joe Jones Quintet. The group's final two marathon 1956 sessions fulfilled Miles' contractual commitments, allowed him to sign with Columbia and subsequently yielded WORKIN', STEAMIN', RELAXIN' and COOKIN'. CHRONICLE features Davis with some of the greatest rhythm sections in jazz on definitive performances of "Dig," "Compulsion" (with Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins on tenor), "Four," "Walkin'" and "Swing Spring." Essential.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 12, 2011

Genre: Bebop

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 8

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Prestige Records

UPC: 025218440028

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Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings (1951-1956)

Performers Miles Davis
Producer Orrin Keepnews (compilation)
Engineer Kirk Felton (CD remastering)

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 12, 2011

Genre: Bebop

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 8

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Prestige Records

UPC: 025218440028


Title Track Time
1.Morpheus --
2.Down --
3.Blue Room --
4.Blue Room --
5.Whispering --
6.I Know --
7.Odjenar --
8.Ezz-Thetic --
9.Hi Beck --
10.Yesterdays --
11.Conception --
12.Out of the Blue --
13.Denial --
14.Bluing --
15.Dig --
16.My Old Flame --
17.It's Only a Paper Moon --
1.Compulsion --
2.Serpent's Tooth --
3.Serpent's Tooth --
4.'Round About Midnight --
5.Tasty Pudding --
6.Willie the Wailer --
7.Floppy --
8.For Adults Only --
9.When Lights Are Low --
10.Tune-Up --
11.Miles Ahead --
12.Smooch --
13.Four --
14.Old Devil Moon --
15.Blue Haze --
1.Solar --
2.You Don't Know What Love Is --
3.Love Me or Leave Me --
4.I'll Remember April --
5.Blue 'N' Boogie --
6.Walkin' --
7.Airegin --
8.Oleo --
9.But Not for Me --
10.But Not for Me --
11.Doxy --
1.Bags' Groove --
2.Bags' Groove --
3.Bemsha Swing --
4.Swing Spring --
5.Man I Love --
6.Man I Love --
7.I Didn't --
8.Will You Still Be Mine? --
1.Green Haze --
2.I See Your Face Before Me --
3.Night in Tunisia --
4.Gal in Calico --
5.Dr. Jackle --
6.Bitty Ditty --
7.Minor March --
8.Changes --
9.In Your Own Sweet Way --
10.No Line --
11.Vierd Blues --
1.Stablemates --
2.How Am I to Know? --
3.Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) --
4.There Is No Greater Love --
5.Theme --
6.S'posin' --
7.In Your Own Sweet Way --
8.Diane --
9.Trane's Blues --
10.Something I Dreamed Last Night --
1.It Could Happen to You --
2.Woody 'N You --
3.Ahmad's Blues --
4.Surrey With the Fringe on Top --
5.It Never Entered My Mind --
6.When I Fall in Love --
7.Salt Peanuts --
8.Four --
9.Theme --
10.Theme --
11.If I Were a Bell --
12.Well, You Needn't --
1.'Round About Midnight --
2.Half Nelson --
3.You're My Everything --
4.I Could Write a Book --
5.Oleo --
6.Airegin --
7.Tune-Up --
8.When Lights Are Low --
9.Blues by Five --
10.My Funny Valentine --

Editorial Notes

Personnel includes: Miles Davis, Billy Bauer, Walter Bishop, Jr., Art Blakey, Ray Bryant, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Leonard Gaskin, Bennie Green, Roy Haynes, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, J.J. Johnson, Philly Joe Jones, Lee Konitz, John Lewis, Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Sal Mosca, Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dave Schildkraut, Horace Silver, Zoot Sims, Art Taylor, Lucky Thompson, Sonny Truitt. CHRONICLE: THE COMPLETE PRESTIGE RECORDINGS isn't a luxury, it's a necessity for fans of Miles Davis. Which isn't to say that listeners can't be perfectly happy with the individual OJC (Original Jazz Classics) reissues of his original recordings. It's just that when Miles first began recording, vinyl discs were moving from the 10" format to the modern 12" long playing, full length format which soon became an industry standard. As a result, music from one session might very well be divided among several vinyl issues. So it came to pass that the famous Christmas Eve, 1954 session with Monk, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath and Kenny Clarke was split up and released on two separate discs, BAGS' GROOVE and MILES DAVIS AND THE MODERN JAZZ GIANTS. For the true devotee wishing to experience the evolution of Miles' glorious tone, CHRONICLE presents his 1951-1956 sessions in chronological order. There are two notable exceptions: his 1955 date with Mingus and Elvin Jones, BLUE MOODS (originally recorded for the bassist's Debut label) and another 1955 date (session 15, with Art Taylor, Tommy Flanagan and Sonny Rollins) are presented out of order so that you can hear the uninterrupted development of Davis' classic Coltrane-Red Garland-Paul Chambers-Philly Joe Jones Quintet. The group's final two marathon 1956 sessions fulfilled Miles' contractual commitments, allowed him to sign with Columbia and subsequently yielded WORKIN', STEAMIN', RELAXIN' and COOKIN'. CHRONICLE features Davis with some of the greatest rhythm sections in jazz on definitive performances of "Dig," "Compulsion" (with Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins on tenor), "Four," "Walkin'" and "Swing Spring." Essential.
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