Miles Davis’ ‘Walkin’ is an album recorded on April, 3 and April 29, 1954 with the ‘Miles Davis All Stars’ and released the same year by Prestige.
Track Listing : 1.Walkin’ (Richard Carpenter) – 13:24 . 2.Blue ‘N’ Boogie (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) – 08:15 . 3.Solar (Miles Davis) – 04:41 . 4.You Don’T Know What Love Is – (Don Raye / Gene De Paul)) – 04:20 . 5.Love Me Or Leave Me (Gus Kahn / Walter Donaldson) – 06:54
Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Lucky Thompson – Tenor Saxophone On (1 – 2) . J. J. Johnson – Trombone (1 – 2) . David Schildkraut – Alto Saxophone (3-5) . Horace Silver – Piano . Percy Heath – Bass . Kenny Clarke – Drums
Production : Produced By Bob Weinstock . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer
Package : Ira Gitler – Liner Notes . Hannah – Artwork
Recorded On April, 3 And April 29, 1954 At Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey.
Released In 1954 By Prestige Records.
The undeniable strength and conviction present in Miles Davis’ performance on Walkin’, underscores the urgency and passion with which he would rightfully reclaim his status as a primary architect of bop. […]
Walkin ‘ offers at least two jazz essentials (“Walkin’,” “Solar”) and it serves as an excellent place to begin — or continue — appreciating the trumpeter’s bop significance, shortly before he contributed greatly elsewhere. […]
Walkin’ is one of the very few Miles Davis albums that don’t really work for me. No matter what Miles and his sidemen attempt, I don’t feel the spark. On the title track, Miles sounds tired; the second track is a Dizzy Gillespie compositionand it’s almost sad to watch Miles demonstrate the fact that he has nothing like Dizzy’s fire and edge — attempting to play in Dizzy’s style sounds more like a silly mistake. […]