Miles Davis

Complete 1951 Birdland Recordings

Definitive Records

Miles Davis, Kenny Drew, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, Tommy Potter, Art Blakey, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Billy Taylor, Charles Mingus

Reference: DRCD 44439

Bar code: 8436006494390

Rare lost work by Miles Davis - recordings from 1951 broadcasts from the legendary Birdland nightclub, restored here with surprisingly good fidelity! The recordings are interesting for a number of reasons - first, because the tracks are longer than usual for Miles - certainly longer than some of his shorter LP recordings of the time - and second, because the assortment of players really pushes past the usual suspects.

Seven of the tracks feature a sextet that includes Kenny Drew, Sonny Rollins, JJ Johnson, Tommy Potter, and Art Blakey - and then 3 more tracks feature an even more compelling group that includes Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Billy Taylor, Charles Mingus, Blakey, and the legendary Big Nick Nicholas on tenor! Titles include "Move", "The Squirrel", "Lady Bird", "Out Of The Blue", "Half Nelson", and "Down". And if that's not enough, the CD also features 2 more numbers from an all-star date at Birdland with Jackie McLean and Don Elliott - the titles "Confirmation" and "It Could Happen To You".


01. Move 6:12
02. Half Nelson 7:32
03. Down 7:12
04. Move 6:21
05. The Squirrel 8:36
06. Lady Bird 5:31
07. Out of the Blue 5:52
08. Half Nelson 7:40
09. Tempus fugit 6:43
10. Move 5:43
11. It Could happen to You 4:44 (*) Bonus Track
12. Confirmation 5:48 (*) Bonus Track

Total time: 78:16 min.

12,95 €  (tax incl.)

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