Blue Haze

Miles Davis

Blue Haze

Other Labels: Jazz & Vocals

Miles Davis (tp), Davey Schildkraut (as), John Lewis, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus (p), Percy Heath (b), Max Roach, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke (d)

Reference: GSCD633

Bar code: 6009143228931

This CD reissue features trumpeter Miles Davis with three different pickup recording groups that are full of fellow all-stars. "Tune-Up," "Miles Ahead," "When Lights Are Low" (which uses slightly different chord changes than its composer Benny Carter originally intended), and "Smooch" find Davis joined by pianist John Lewis (Charles Mingus plays piano on "Smooch"), bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Max Roach. With pianist Horace Silver, bassist Heath, and drummer Art Blakey offering solid accompaniment, Davis introduces "Four" and performs "Old Devil Moon" and "Blue Haze." Finally, with altoist Dave Schildkraut, Silver, Heath, and drummer Kenny Clarke, Miles jams through "I'll Remember April." Although not as essential as the trumpeter's classic Quintet records of 1955-1956, several of the performances (most notably "Tune-Up" and "Four") are quite memorable, and the straight-ahead playing is of consistently high quality.

Scott Yanow - AMG

Track Listing:

01. I'll Remember April (7:55)
02. Four (4:03)
03. Old Devil Moon (3:24)
04. Smooch (3:06)
05. Blue Haze (6:12)
06. When Lights Are Low (3:29)
07. Tune-Up (3:56)
08. Miles Ahead (4:28)

Recorded in New York and Englewood Cliffs, NJ at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, between 1953 and 1954.

$10.86  (tax incl.)

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