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Miles Davis : Volume Three

$47.50 $35.00

Davis says in his autobiography that these were his first recording sessions after successfully quitting his heroin habit, and that he arranged them both quickly as he needed money fast, and both Blue Note’s Alfred Lion and Prestige’s Bob Weinstock had given him a fair chance earlier when his reputation was in decline. This was also the first of several sessions Davis would record with the young Horace Silver, whom he liked for his funky style of playing.

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(Comparison Package; one 10″ 33 1/3 and one 12″ 45 record) (mono)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio on March 6, 1954, this was the emerging trumpeter’s third session for Blue Note. Originally released on a 10″ pressing (BLP-5040), Classic Records is proud to once again make this collectable available in this original format.
With the assistance of EMI/Blue Note, Classic has been given access to recently-discovered original source materials on the Blue Note sessions and along with the upgraded sound, has painstakingly worked to deliver a high-quality 10″ pressing. Original 1954 first-pressings in mint condition have been known to bring a minimum of $300.00 on the collector’s market. The set features the leader Miles with some of his finest playing. His support includes Horace Silver on piano, Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey behind the drums.
The original six selections include “Take Off,” “Lazy Susan,” “The Leap,” “Well You Needn’t,” “Weirdo” and “It Never Entered My Mind.”


1. Take Off
2. It Never Entered My Mind
3. Well You Needn’t
1. Lazy Susan
2. Weirdo
3. The Leap


Additional information

Weight 0.550 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm