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Miles Davis : The New Miles Davis Quintet

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Miles Davis concluded a most successful year in 1955 from many standpoints. His playing was sharper than it had been in some time and as lyrical and probing as ever. Critics and fans alike re-acclaimed him as the leading trumpeter in numerous articles and several polls.

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The New Miles Davis Quintet made its first visit to the recording studios on November 16, 1955. By October 26, 1956, when they made their last session for Prestige, Davis had signed with recording giant Columbia, he had featured the most influential band in all of jazz (which would spawn the most charismatic musician of the ’60s), and was well on his way toward international stardom. Listen to The Musings of Miles, an earlier quartet date with bassist Oscar Pettiford, then listen to the difference bassist Paul Chambers and tenor saxophonist John Coltrane make. Philly Joe Jones’ dancing hi-hat reverie introduces “How Am I to Know,” and the band takes it at a galloping tempo. The youthful bassist pushes the music into more modern directions with his solid time, driving beat, ringing tone, and uncanny sense of melodic counterpoint. He opens the music right up, and his rhythmic flexibility frees up Jones to play ahead of the beat and instigate an insistent polyrhythmic dialogue. From the finger-snappin’ opening groove of Benny Golson’s “Stablemates,” it’s clear that this rhythm section just swings harder (and in more different styles), than anyone this side of Basie’s All-Americans or the drummer-led bands of Art Blakey and Max Roach. In Red Garland, the trumpeter found a pianist who understood his idea about touch, voicings, and space, and was able to orchestrate in the expansive style Davis favored.

 

  1. Just Squeeze Me
  2. There Is No Greater Love
  3. How Am I To Know?
  4. S”posin
  5. The Theme
  6. Stablemates

 

Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm