Miles Davis’ ‘Round About Midnight’

Miles Davis’ ‘Round About Midnight’ is an album recorded on October 26, 1955; June 5 and September 10, 1956 and released on March 18, 1957 by Columbia.

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Track listing . 1.’Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 06:00 . 2.Ah-Leu-Cha (Charlie Parker) – 05:55 . 3.All of You (Cole Porter) – 07:05 . 4.Bye Bye Blackbird (Ray Henderson) – 07:59 . 5.Tadd’s Delight (Tadd Dameron) – 04:33 . 6.Dear Old Stockholm (Traditional, arranged by Stan Getz) – 07:55 . 7.Two Bass Hit (Dizzy Gillespie,John Lewis) – 03:47 . 8.Little Melonae (Jackie McLean) – 07:24 . 9.Budo (Miles Davis, Bud Powell) – 04:17 . 10.Sweet Sue, Just You ( Will J. Harris, Victor Young) – 03:39 . Personnel . Miles Davis – trumpet . John Coltrane – tenor saxophone . Red Garland – piano . Paul Chambers – bass . Philly Joe Jones – drums . George Avakian – Producer . Frank Laico – Engineer . Teo Macero – Mastering . George Avakian – Liner Notes . Don Hunstein – Photography . Aram Avakian – Photography . Dennis Stock – Photography . Recorded on October 26, 1955 at Columbia Studio D and June 5 and September 10, 1956 at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio (New York, New York)Released by Columbia Jazz on March 18, 1957.

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Miles Davis

PopMatters
Inevitably John Coltrane draws our attention now in a way he probably didn’t at the time. It is fascinating to hear this proto-Coltrane—on some numbers obviously the same musician who has most influenced modern tenor styles and on others just another good hard bop sax. […]

All About Jazz.
His signing to the mainstream Columbia label, in a gradual move away from the pure jazz niche of Prestige, carried significance far beyond the mere scope of business: it held the potential for the man with hornand the jazz idiom itself, to make significant inroads to the cultural mainstream. […]

The Guardian
The studio material also kicks off with the title track, this time featuring the trumpeter’s famous muted sound in slow, weaving counterpoint with Coltrane. […]

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