Four (composition)

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Composition by Miles Davis from the album Blue Haze
Released 1954
Recorded March 15 and April 3, 1954
Genre Jazz
Length 4:03[1]
Label Prestige
Composer Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinston[2]
Producer Bob Weinstock, Ira Gitler
Blue Haze track listing


  1. I'll Remember April
  2. Four
  3. Old Devil Moon
  4. Smooch
  5. Blue Haze
  6. When Lights are Low
  7. Tune Up
  8. Miles Ahead

"Four" is a 1954 jazz standard composed by the American jazz saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and mistakenly[citation needed] attributed to jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.[3] It was first recorded in 1954 by Miles Davis and released in 1956 on his album Blue Haze.[2]

Song Form[edit]

Four begins with an ascending major second, the composition is a 32 bar ABAC form.[4]


The following artists have covered this composition.


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Blue Haze - Miles Davis | AllMusic". Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Aebersold, Jamey (1995). Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long - Volume 65 - Four and More. Jamey Aebersold Jazz Inc. pp. ii. ISBN 1-56224-209-1. 
  3. ^ Koster, Rick. Texas Music, St. Martin's Press, page 319, (2000) - ISBN 0-312-25425-3
  4. ^ a b Levine, Mark (1995). The Jazz theory Book. Sher Music Co. p. 388. 
  5. ^ amg