Annotation

Notes

Recording location: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY, USA
Recording label: Columbia
Formation: Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra

#2-3:
May 6, 1957
Miles Davis (flh); Ernie Royal (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Taft Jordan (tpt); Johnny Carisi (tpt); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Joe Bennett (tb); Tom Mitchell (tb); Willie Ruff (frh); Tony Miranda (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Romeo Penque (fl, cl, bcl, oboe); Sid Cooper (fl, cl); Lee Konitz (as); Danny Bank (bcl); Paul Chambers (b); Arthur Taylor (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

#4-5:
May 10, 1957
Same personnel

#1, #6-7:
May 23, 1957
Same as #2-5 but:

  • Jimmy Buffington (frh) replaces Tony Miranda (frh)

#8-10:
May 27, 1957
Same as #2-5 but:

  • Romeo Penque (only fl, cl, oboe) (** no bcl)
  • Eddie Caine (cl, fl) replaces Sid Cooper
  • add Wynton Kelly (p)

Note that Miles Ahead and I Don't Wanna Be Kissed contain an overdubbed trumpet part (from August 22 1957).

Annotation last modified on 2008-01-02 20:41 UTC.

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Springsville
3:27
A2 The Maids of Cadiz
3:53
A3 The Duke
3:35
A4 My Ship
5 4:28
A5 Miles Ahead
3:29
B1 Blues for Pablo
5:18
B2 New Rhumba
4:37
B3 The Meaning of the Blues
2:48
B4 Lament
2:14
B5 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (by Anyone but You)
3:05

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

clarinet and flute:
Sid Cooper (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Romeo Penque (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Sid Cooper (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Romeo Penque (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Sid Cooper (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Romeo Penque (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Sid Cooper (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
Romeo Penque (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
trumpet:
John Carisi (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Bernie Glow (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Taft Jordan (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Louis R. Mucci (trumpetist) (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Ernie Royal (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
John Carisi (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Bernie Glow (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Taft Jordan (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Louis R. Mucci (trumpetist) (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Ernie Royal (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
John Carisi (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Bernie Glow (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Taft Jordan (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Louis R. Mucci (trumpetist) (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Ernie Royal (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
John Carisi (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
Bernie Glow (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
Taft Jordan (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
Louis R. Mucci (trumpetist) (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
Ernie Royal (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
drums:
Art Taylor (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Art Taylor (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Art Taylor (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Art Taylor (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
bass:
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Lee Konitz (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Lee Konitz (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Lee Konitz (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
bass clarinet:
Danny Banks (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Danny Banks (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Danny Banks (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Danny Banks (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
bass trombone:
Tom Mitchell (US jazz trombonist) (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Tom Mitchell (US jazz trombonist) (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Tom Mitchell (US jazz trombonist) (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Tom Mitchell (US jazz trombonist) (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
trombone:
Joe Bennett (trombonist) (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Jimmy Cleveland (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Frank Rehak (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Joe Bennett (trombonist) (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Jimmy Cleveland (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Frank Rehak (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Joe Bennett (trombonist) (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Jimmy Cleveland (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Frank Rehak (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Joe Bennett (trombonist) (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
Jimmy Cleveland (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
Frank Rehak (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
French horn:
Willie Ruff (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Willie Ruff (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Willie Ruff (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Willie Ruff (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
flugelhorn:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
composer:
Dave Brubeck (track A3)
John Carisi (track A1)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (track A5)
Léo Delibes (track A2)
John Elliot (1914-1972 US film songwriter mostly Westerns, aka Jack Ellott) (track B5)
Gil Evans (tracks A5–B1)
Ahmad Jamal (track B2)
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (track B4)
Harold Spina (composer/conductor) (track B5)
Bobby Troup (track B3)
Kurt Weill (track A4)
Leah Worth (track B3)
librettist:
Alfred de Musset (track A2)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (track A4)
publisher:
recorded at:
Columbia Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-05-06) (tracks A2–A3)
Columbia Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-05-10) (tracks A4–A5)
Columbia Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-05-23) (tracks A1, B1–B2)
Columbia Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-05-27) (tracks B3–B5)
remasters:
Blues for Pablo (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis + 19 (track B1)
Lament (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis + 19 (track B4)
Miles Ahead (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis + 19, Gil Evans (track A5)
My Ship (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis + 19 (track A4)
New Rhumba (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis + 19 (track B2)
Springsville (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis + 19 (track A1)
The Duke (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis + 19, Gil Evans (track A3)
The Maids of Cadiz (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis + 19 (track A2)
The Meaning of the Blues (master) (1996 remaster) by Miles Davis + 19 (track B3)
arrangements:
My Ship (from "Lady in the Dark") (Dance arrangement) (track A4)
cover recording of:
Lady in the Dark: My Ship (1957-05-10) (track A4)
New Rhumba (1957-05-23) (track B2)
Lament (1957-05-27) (track B4)
Meaning of the Blues (1957-05-27) (track B3)
part of:
recording of:
Les Filles de Cadix (1957-05-06) (track A2)
The Duke (1957-05-06) (track A3)
Miles Ahead (1957-05-10) (track A5)
Blues for Pablo (1957-05-23) (track B1)
Springsville (1957-05-23) (track A1)
The Meaning of the Blues (1957-05-27) (track B3)

Release

arranger: Gil Evans
orchestrator: Gil Evans
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/2543628 [info]