Miles Davis records ‘Walkin’ with the Miles Davis All Stars (1954)

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.

(Source Miles Davis‘ ‘Walkin’ | Official Site)


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. […]

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