Bags' Groove

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Bags' Groove
Studio album by Miles Davis
Released 1957
Recorded June 29 & December 24, 1954
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 46:11
Label Prestige
PRLP 7109
Producer Bob Weinstock
Miles Davis chronology
Collectors' Items
(1956)
Bags' Groove
(1957)
Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants
(1958)
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Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

Bags' Groove (PRLP 7109) is a jazz album by Miles Davis, released in 1957 by Prestige Records, compiling material from two 10" LPs recorded in 1954, plus two alternate takes.

Both takes of the title track come from a session on December 24, 1954, the first version having been previously released on Miles Davis All Stars, Volume 1 (PRLP 196). ("Bags" was vibraphonist Milt Jackson's nickname). The other tracks recorded during this session may be found on Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (PRLP 7150), and all of them are also featured on the compilation album Thelonious Monk: The Complete Prestige Recordings. The rest of the album was recorded earlier in the year, on June 29, and four of the tracks had already been released as Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins (PRLP 187), with the fifth being a previously unreleased alternate take.

The title track and the three compositions written by the young Sonny Rollins went on to become jazz standards. On "Oleo", Davis used the Harmon mute to obtain a peculiar sound: it was the first time it was used on a studio recording and it would become an important feature of his playing.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bags' Groove" (Milt Jackson) [Take 1] – 11:16
  2. "Bags' Groove" (Milt Jackson) [Take 2] – 9:24
  3. "Airegin" (Sonny Rollins) – 5:01
  4. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) – 5:14
  5. "But Not for Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) [Take 2] – 5:45
  6. "Doxy" (Sonny Rollins) – 4:55
  7. "But Not for Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) [Take 1] – 4:36

Performers[edit]

On "Bags' Groove":

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay (2011). "Bags' Groove - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.