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Miles Davis and Horns

   Artist: Miles Davis
Label: Prestige
Orig. Released: 1956
Catalog No.: LPOJC53
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

Retail Price: $ 16.98 (2 available)
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The sextet tracks with Sonny Rollins and Bennie Green were the first recordings Miles made after his affiliation with Capitol ended, a hiatus of approximately ten months. It began a long and fruitful association with Prestige, first in all-star contexts and, later, with the first of his regular quintets. Miles was battling personal problems in this period and also was not in favor with the critics. Some of them still thought of his tone and style as a man walking on egg shells, when, in reality, he was into a more popping,burning attack. The 1953 tracks with Al Cohn and Zoot Sims all compositions by Cohn are in a more laid-back groove, striking a balance between the Capitol nonet and the fierce swing of the Blue n Boogie with J.J. Johnson and Lucky Thompson to come in 1954. With Sonny Truitt, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, John Lewis, Leonard Gaskin, Kenny Clarke, Bennie Green, Sonny Rollins, Percy Heath, Roy Haynes.

Track Titles

A1. For Adults Only
A2. Morpheus
A3. Down
A4. Blue Room
A5. Wispering

B1. Tasty Pudding
B2. Willie The Wailer
B3. Floppy


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