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Studio Album, released in 1961

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Someday My Prince Will Come (9:06)
2. Old Folks (5:17)
3. Pfrancing (8:33)
4. Drad Dog (4:51)
5. Teo (9:35)
6. I Thought About You (4:55)

Bonus tracks on 1999 Columbia remaster:
7. Blues No. 2 (7:08)
8. Someday My Prince Will Come (Alternate Take) (5:34)

Total Time 54:27

Line-up / Musicians

- Miles Davis / trumpet
- Wynton Kelly / piano
- Hank Mobley / tenor saxophone (excl. 5)
- John Coltrane / tenor saxophone (1,5)
- Paul Chambers / double bass
- Jimmy Cobb / drums (excl. 7)

- Philly Joe Jones / drums (7)

Releases information

Artwork: Bob Cato (photo of Frances Davis, Miles' wife)

LP Columbia ‎- CL 1656 (1961, US) Mono
LP Columbia ‎- CS 8456 (1961, US) Stereo

CD Columbia ‎- CK 40947 (1990, US) Remastered, different cover
CD Columbia ‎- CK 65919 (1999, US) Remastered by Mark Wilder w/ 2 bonus tracks

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Review by Kazuhiro
3 stars This album is a work that Miles Davis recorded in March, 1961. John Coltrane had already resigned from Miles Band in April, 1960 ago of about one year of year when this album was recorded. And, John Coltrane and Miles Davis that participates in the recording of this album are the last works as competing each other.

The existence of John Coltrane might have been very large for Miles Davis though John Coltrane was already away from the combo of Miles Davis. The performance done with this album to say nothing of it has acted greatly. It is said that Miles Davis had been very filled with a tragic but brave feeling when John Coltrane actually parts from the combo of Miles Davis.

The member who was related to Miles Davis until rushing into at the time of the work group by the fixed member announced continuously from "In Berlin" announced at the time that was actually called "Quintet of gold" was indeed fluid. And, the member was exactly fluid time from "Kind Of Blue" done as mode Jazz creation when chasing it by the time series to "E. S.P.". And, relations as a pure studio album might have been a little loose.

The performance done with the album is a revolution of the developed Music character from very mode Jazz. And, it will be able to be called a valuable work as a work at the time of the performance by acoustic. John Coltrane that participated in this album as a guest advanced the pursuit of the music character while already accompanied by own Quintet and announcing "My Favorite Things". The originality can listen to the point that has acted well also in this album.

And, the musician who is participating in this album Sax player's is Hank Mobley and John Coltrane. And, three person Kelly-Chambers-Cobb was contributing well for the work of Miles Davis at this time. These three people were actually member who had supported Miles Davis as "The Trio". Especially, Paul Chambers was on the register in the combo of Miles Davis for a long period. This exchange might have continued as a musician whom Miles Davis had trusted most.

However, it was difficult for Miles Davis to fix since it competed with John Coltrane of the Sax player. It is said that Miles Davis hoped for a powerful Sax player who is reminiscent of John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. It might be proof to search for the sound and the route of the performance and the good contrast of Miles Davis. When the performance of the good condition and the slump was repeated, Miles Davis also had the theory said that it had seen through in the performance of Hank Mobley if it considered it from the respect.

However, the performance that can be listened as a result in this album is continuousness of the establishment of the directionality that each member should indeed do and the maturing performance. And, it is likely to be able to count as an album that works with room in a lot of work groups of Miles Davis.

"Someday My Prince Will Come" is a famous tune written because of one "Snow White" of the masterpiece of the Disney animated cartoon. Various Jazz Musician takes up this tune. And, it is said that Miles Davis listens and adopted this tune that Bill Evans Trio performed. It is said that Bill Evans actually made the music score of this tune for Miles Davis Quintet. Flow cymbals legato of three rhythms in close relation to trumpet that hangs mute. And, it is Bass that piles up the impression of the tune and piano obbligato. The tune turns up the heat by Solo of Sax. Flow of Solo that shifts from Hank Mobley to John Coltrane. The part where Hard Bop exists together to the element of Mode Jazz gives contrasted impression.

"Old Folks" is a tune that gradually became famous in the field of modern Jazz at the time of the 1950's. The sound of the trumpet that does the mute to the flow of piano Chord that flows slowly twines well and it sounds. The flow that shifts to Solo of Hank Mobley by signaling Miles Davis might be splendid. Solo of glossy Sax expands the width of the tune. It is indeed graceful Solo.

"Pfrancing" is a tune where Bop exists together to the element of Blues. This tune is being dedicated by the first wife of Miles Davis. It has development to which each member goes it round Solo as Quartet. Performance of Piano that continues element of Funky. And, the sound of the trumpet that removes the mute indeed expands the impression of the tune. Each musician's capability will be able to be satisfied.

"Drad-Dog" is a tune written by Miles Davis. The sound of the trumpet affects the progress of beautiful Chord that flows slowly well. And, the development that intersects a piano sound in which a few senses of relief are produced and flows will have a good composition. It is said that "Circle" collected to "Miles Smiles" announced in 1966 is a development type of this tune.

"Teo" is a tune dedicated to Teo Macero of the producer of this album. Hank Mobley doesn't participate in this tune. This tune by Quintet uses six for a basic rhythm. This tune actually became the last competing with John Coltrane. Gentle piano sound in close relation to Solo of powerful trumpet. The performance indeed keeps the quality. The flow that shifts to Solo of Sax and originality and the insistence on John Coltrane give a good action.

"I Thought About You" is a tune that Miles Davis always chooses as a repertoire after it performs in this album. It is a ballade of can the enjoyment of Solo of the trumpet without reserve and the quality. The rhythm section twines round the tune on the way. The sound that Solo that Hank Mobley does is indeed graceful is produced. It might be exactly a moment of the best. It finishes it off again by a good sound of the trumpet.

It will be a content enhanced as an album to make good use of the methodology when it is possible to do as a part as competing with John Coltrane and a performance of acoustic in the work group that kept announcing in the 1960's.

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