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Miles Davis and his first Quintet

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Miles Davis formed his first quintet in 1955, a group playing in the bebop and hardbop style. The quintet featured John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on double-bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums and Miles Davis on the trumpet. Although all members of the group are considered very important contributors to the jazz idiom today, at the time of its formation the members of Miles’ Quintet were virtually unknown.

 

 

 

Essential Recordings are:

Cookin with the Miles Davis Quintet

Relaxin with the Miles Davis Quintet

Workin with the Miles Davis Quintet

Steamin with the Miles Davis Quintet

All recorded in May 1956  and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder. These are wonderful albums and you can hear the genius in the music played by such a talent laden group. These are very essential to any classic jazz fan.

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  1. kmmyers
    August 7, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I love Miles!! I’m currently reading his autobiography and I wrote about him in one of my English papers about Jazz and Blues last spring! Always nice to meet a fellow fan 🙂

    Krista

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