Miles Davis, John Coltrane et al record ‘Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet’ (1956)

‘Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet’ is an album recorded on May 11 and October 26, 1956 with John Coltrane on every track but two and released in September 1959 by Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.It Never Entered My Mind (Richard Rodgers) – 05:26 . 2.Four (Miles Davis) – 07:15 . 3.In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck) – 05:45 . 4.The Theme [Take 1] (Miles Davis) – 02:01 . 5.Trane’S Blues (A.K.A. Vierd Blues) (John Coltrane) – 08:35 . 6.Ahmad’S Blues (Ahmad Jamal) – 07:26 . 7.Half Nelson (Miles Davis) – 04:48 . 8.The Theme [Take 2] (Miles Davis) – 01:03

Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone Except (3 – 6) . Red Garland – Piano . Paul Chambers – Bass . Philly Joe Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Weinstock Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Joe Goldberg – Liner Notes . Esmond Edwards – Photography

Recorded On May 11, 1956, Except (7) On October 26 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released In September 1959 By Prestige.

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

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As was often the case with Davis, the antithesis of the norm is the rule. Armed with some staggering original compositions, pop standards, show tunesand the occasional jazz cover, Workin’ is the quintessence of group participation. […]

tryptavitoxytocin @ RateYourMusic
I love listening to this when it rains. My first encounter with this album was back in June, when I had the extreme pleasure of a hotel room all to myself for a good hour. The hotel itself was pretty crazy normally, but the thunderstorm that had sporadically come down caused many people to hole themselves up in the lobby and cafeteria area. […]

All About Jazz
Upon popping Workin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet into the stereo, I knew from the opening notes of It Never Entered My Mind that I was in for something special. The rest of the song and, subsequently, the album was mere confirmation. […]


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