'Recorded October 5, 1951
This album has been electronically remastered for stereo.
Prestige Historical Series original 1951 recordings
'Although all seven tracks of this LP have been released before, This is the first time that the complete session has been issued in one album. That in itself is of historical importance. Conception is some heavy hitting.' Notes: Ira Gitler (March 1970)'[discogs]
Following the recordings in 1949 and 1950 that would comprise Birth Of The Cool and help create the sub-genre of Cool Jazz, Miles had already moved on to the next thing, because that's what an innovator does. By 1951 he was recording hard-bop of the highest order on a variety of formats, including 10' and 7''. This LP compiles a number of those recordings into one 12'' LP, and the fact that the entire record was recorded on one day, October 5, 1951, would be surprising if it weren't the one and only Miles Davis. Featuring a crack band that included Art Blakey, and Jackie McLean in his very first recording session, this is classic 50s Miles hard-bop of the highest order. Reissued on 180 gram LP with download code.[cargo]