Miles Davis records ‘Dig’ with Jackie McLean, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey for Prestige (1951)

Miles Davis ‘Dig’ is an album recorded on October 5, 1951 with Jackie McLean, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey and released the same year by Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.Dig (Miles Davis) – 07:33 . 2.It’S Only A Paper Moon (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose) – 05:23 . 3.Denial (Miles Davis) – 05:39 . 4.Bluing (Miles Davis) – 09:55 . 5.Out Of The Blue (Miles Davis) – 06:15

Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Jackie Mclean – Alto Saxophone Except (2) . Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Walter Bishop, Jr. – Piano . Tommy Potter – Double Bass . Art Blakey – Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Weinstock

Package : Bob Weinstock – Photography . Bob Parent – Cover Design . Ira Gitler – Liner Notes

Recorded On October 5, 1951 At Apex Studio, New York.

Released In 1951 By Prestige.

(Source Miles Davis ‘Dig’ | Official Site)


These sessions have a sound about them that seems to reflect, intentionally or not, that emptiness Davis felt. There’s a cavernous feel to these recording. You can sense a huge space between the different instrumentsand you can almost feel the size of the studio itself. […]

Many times Dig is forgotten in the vast Miles Davis catalogue. It was an important album both for Davis and for jazz as well as it opened up new possibilities that would be explored by the generation of artists that would follow. […]

Wondering Sound
In fact Dig is best recommended for McLean’s sharp solos and Rollins’s quickening, especially on the title track and “Bluing.” […]


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