Miles Davis records ‘Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet’ with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1955)

‘Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet’ is an album recorded on November 16, 1955, with John Coltrane on tenor saxophone plus Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones and released in April 1956 by Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.Just Squeeze Me (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) – 07:27 . 2.There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) – 05:19 . 3.How Am I To Know? (Dorothy Parker, Jack King) – 04:39 . 4.S’Posin’ (Paul Dennikerandy Razaf) – 05:15 . 5.The Theme (Miles Davis) – 05:49 . 6.Stablemates (Benny Golson) – 05:18

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

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

Package : Bob Weinstock – Photography . Robert Levin – Liner Notes . Ira Gitler – Liner Notes

Recorded On November 16, 1955 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, Nj.

Released In April 1956 By Prestige.

(Source Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet | Official Site)

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On “S’Posin’,” Trane follows Davis’ lilting, floating mute work by getting right on top of the beat with relentless syncopations. On the vaudevillian airs of “The Theme,” he answers Davis’ playful melodies by scurrying about with the screaming intensity of a blues guitarist, playing catch-up-and-fall-behind, trying to double- and triple-up with every other breath. […]

Mark Prindle
It starts with “Just Squeeze Me” / But this old-timey ballad stinks; I don’t care that it’s got Coltrane / Nine hours of solos and four seconds of song / Perhaps it’d thrill me if I lived in a bong […]

Critics and fans found Philly Joe too loud and Coltrane’s tone metallic and off. And it’s true, even in the studio in 1955, Trane is sometimes uneasily struggling with chord changes, not at all in sync with Miles’s vision of hip elegance and light-step soloing. […]


‘Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]



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