Prestige Records tape ‘Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet’ featuring John Coltrane (1956)

‘Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet’ is an album recorded on October 26, 1956 and featuring John Coltrane and released in 1957 By Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers) – 06:04 . 2.Blues By Five (Red Garland) – 010:23 . 3.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) – 04:26 . 4.Tune Up/When Lights Are Low (Miles Davis)/(Benny Carter, Spencer Williams) – 13:09

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Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Paul Chambers – Double Bass . John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone . Red Garland – Piano . Philly Joe Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Weinstock . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Ira Gitler – Liner Notes . Reid Miles asterisques RVM – Cover Design

Recorded On October 26, 1956 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released In 1957 By Prestige.

(Source ‘Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet’ | The Official Miles Davis Site)

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100 Greatest Jazz Albums
At Hackensack, the band sought to create the atmosphere and feeling of hearing them as if they were in a small club – with the same intimacy but with professional recording dynamics. The result is almost unique, capturing a sensational band at the height of its creativity with real intimacy. […]

All About Jazz
The magic never lets up, but if I had to pick one desert island download, it would be the trumpet and rhythm section-only “My Funny Valentine.” It’s just six minutes longand Davis only blows a one-chorus solo, but it’s as close to heaven as a mortal can get: the intense, Harmon-muted trumpet leavened by Red Garland’s sunny piano and the vibrant, irresistible rhythm machine of bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. […]

The latter tune also finds the horn players at their most aggressive; the opening reams of tenor sax demonstrate the massive scalar swipes that would come to characterize Coltrane’s early “sheets of sound” style. […]


‘Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]



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