Miles Davis Quintet, Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (1958)

Relaxin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet is an album recorded in 1956 by Miles David. Two sessions on 11 May 1956 and 26 October in the same year resulted in four albums—this one, Steamin´with The Miles Davis Quintet, Workin´with The Miles Davis Quintet, Cookin´with The Miles Davis Quintet. These four albums are considered to be one of the best performances for the whole hard bop subgenre. The album was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 2005 for Prestige Records. This album includes dialogue snippets taken from the original master reel. It also emphasizes the Miles Davis’ concentrated ballad-style playing with his medium-register trumpet. [source]

1. “If I Were A Bell” (8:15)
2. You’re My Everything (5:18)
3. I Could Write A Book (5:09)
4. Oleo (6:18)
5. I Could Happen To You (6:37)
6. Woody ‘n’ You” (5:02)


Line up:
Miles Davis – Trumpet
John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone
Red Garland – Piano
Paul Chambers – Bass
Philly Joe Jones – Drums

[via Ronnie Rocket Nielsen]


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