Birdland Jam Sesion - June 30, 1950
Miles David (tp), Fats Navarro, (2nd tp on 2-3 & 5-6 only), J.J. Johnson (tb), Brew Moore (ts), Tadd Dameron (p on 1, 4-5 & 7-9), Walter Bishop Jr., (p on 2-3 & 6), Curly Russell (b), Art Blakey (d)
This amazing and rarely heard jam session was only previously issued in worst sound quality on a long out of print Italian album. It features Miles jamming at Birdland surrounded by some of the greatest bebop all stars, like Fats Navarro (who would die a week later), J.J. Johnson, Tadd Dameron and Art Blakey. It contains an amazing quartet version of Embraceable You by Miles and the rhythm section, and the trumpeters only existing reading of Thelonious Monks Eronel.
01. Embraceable You
03. 52nd Street Theme
05. Hot House Into 52nd Street Theme
07. Band Warming Up
08. Max Is Making Wax
Total time: 74:58 min.