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

‘Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet’ is an album recorded on May 11 & October 26, 1956 and featuring John Coltrane and released in 1957 by Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.If I Were A Bell (Frank Loesser) – 08:15 . 2.You’Re My Everything (Harry Warren) – 05:18 . 3.I Could Write A Book (Richard Rodgers) – 05:09 . 4.Oleo (Sonny Rollins) – 06:18 . 5.It Could Happen To You (Jimmy Van Heusen) – 06:37 . 6.Woody ‘N’ You (Dizzy Gillespie) – 05:02

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 . Joe Tarantino – Mastering

Package : Ira Gitler – Liner Notes . Esmond Edwards – Cover Design . Don Gold – Liner Notes

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

Released In 1957 By Prestige.

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CypressTree @ RateYourMusic
In the brutal mental war for greatest Miles Davis album, this one has overthrown the prestigious, yet decrepit and overexposed Kind of Blue and set itself up in the palace of my brain as Supreme Overlord of the Miles Davis Classic Albums. (for pre-electric era that is; ain’t nuthin’ touchin’ those fusion masterworks) […]

Leo Ravera
Even if everybody in the group is a genuine virtuoso, they use their musical skill with a sense of proportion, never oriented to demonstrate ability but always devoted to a good and effective musical result. A most useful lesson for aspiring jazz-musicians. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Despite a couple of small-scale experiments with dynamics (“Oleo,” where most of the band intermittently lays off), I think the idea here was to create pleasant background musicand in that sense it’s a success: it’s lyrical, but most of it’s also dull (“You Are My Everything”). […]

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