Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants make a formidable team, enjoyed by fans in New York and San Francisco as well as in countless places in between and beyond.
The team itself is a potent mixture of the top modern jazz veterans of the Forties and Fifities and more recently established stars of the Fifties.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
Including sessions recorded the same day as those on Bags Groove, this album includes more classic performances from the date that matched together trumpeter Miles Davis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist Thelonious Monk, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Kenny Clarke. Davis and Monk actually did not get along all that well, and the trumpeter did not want Monk playing behind his solos. Still, a great deal of brilliant music occurred on the day of their encounter, including “The Man I Love,” “Bemsha Swing,” and “Swing Spring.”
2. Swing Spring
4. Bemsha Swing
5. The Man I Love (take 1)