The Miles Davis Quintet of 1955-’57 was a phenomenon that left many jaws dropping. At their exuberant, full-throttle best, the group simply had so much to offer: Coltrane’s raw, edgy – at times endless – tenor improvisations. Garland’s fiery, left-hand chording. Philly Joe’s exciting cymbal work and propulsive rim shots. Miles’ subdued, muted trumpet. Chambers’ adept and soulful bowed solos. Their 1961 Bob Weinstock-produced release Steamin’ is yet another triumphant set. Highlights from the 6-song collection of standards include fiery takes on “Salt Peanuts” and “Well, You Needn’t” among others.
Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige mono reissue series from Analogue Productions. All titles will be mastered from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray. The 180g LPs will be cut at 33 1/3 speed vinyl at Acoustic Sounds’ state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings and housed in a deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket.
- Surrey With The Fringe on Top
- Salt Peanuts
- Something I Dreamed Last Night
- Well, You Needn’t
- When I Fall in Love