Miles Davis Volume 2

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Miles Davis Volume 2
Compilation album by Miles Davis
Released 1956
Recorded April 20, 1953
WOR Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:37
Label Blue Note
BLP 1502
Producer Alfred Lion
Miles Davis chronology
Miles Davis Volume 1
(1956)
Miles Davis Volume 2
(1956)
Quintet / Sextet
(1956)
Miles Davis 10" LP chronology
The Compositions Of Al Cohn
(1953)
Miles Davis Volume 2
(1953)
Miles Davis Volume 3
(1954)
12" LP cover
BLP 1502[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Miles Davis Volume 2 is the title of a Miles Davis album released by Blue Note Records as a 10 inch LP, a 12 inch LP, and as a CD, each with a different track listing.

The original ten inch LP (BLP 5022) contained music from Davis' second session for Blue Note, recorded April 20, 1953.[3] The recording was made at a point in Davis' life when he was struggling with heroin addiction, and in his autobiography Davis remembers that he, Jimmy Heath, and Art Blakey were all very high in the studio. Davis also states that the song title "C.T.A." was named after Heath's girlfriend Connie Theresa Ann.[4]

The twelve inch LP (BLP 1502) was originally released in 1956 (following Miles Davis Volume 1 (BLP 1501)) after Davis won the Down Beat readers poll as best trumpeter.[5][6] The two volumes of repackaged Miles Davis material were the first releases in Blue Note's new 1500 series of 12"LPs.[7] The music compiled on the two volumes was from three separate recording sessions made over 1952–1954, some of which had been previously issued as singles, and as three now discontinued 10" LPs. Volume 2 contained material from all three sessions, and some previously unreleased alternate takes. The master takes of the March 6, 1954 session, which made up the bulk of the 12"LP, had originally been issued in 10"LP format under the title Miles Davis, Volume 3 (BLP 5040), and the May 9, 1952 material had been previously released the 10"LP Young Man with a Horn (BLP 5013).

The 2001 CD remastered by Rudy Van Gelder again contained the music recorded at the April 20, 1953 session, including all of the original 10"LP, along with alternate takes from the same session. Davis' other recordings for Blue Note (in 1952 and 1954) are collected on the RVG CD edition of Miles Davis Volume 1. Some Japanese CD versions reproduce the original 12"LP running order.

10"LP Track listing[edit]

BLP 5022, all tracks recorded April 20, 1953:

Track Song Title Composer Time
Side 1
1. Tempus Fugit Bud Powell 3:53
2. Enigma Jay Jay Johnson 3:25
3. Ray's Idea Gil Fuller, Ray Brown 3:46
Side 2
1. Kelo Jay Jay Johnson 3:20
2. I Waited for You Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie 3:31
3. C.T.A. Jimmy Heath 3:36

12"LP Track listing[edit]

BLP 1502:

Track Song Title Composer Time Session
Side 1
1. Take Off Miles Davis 3:41 March 6, 1954
2. Weirdo Miles Davis 4:45 March 6, 1954
3. Woody 'n' You Dizzy Gillespie 3:26 May 9, 1952
4. I Waited For You Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie 3:31 April 20, 1953
5. Ray's Idea (alt. take) Gil Fuller, Ray Brown 3:53 April 20, 1953
6. Donna Jackie McLean 3:14 May 9, 1952
Side 2
1. Well, You Needn't Thelonious Monk 5:24 March 6, 1954
2. The Leap Miles Davis 4:32 March 6, 1954
3. Lazy Susan Miles Davis 4:03 March 6, 1954
4. Tempus Fugit (alt. take) Bud Powell 4:01 April 20, 1953
5. It Never Entered My Mind Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart 4:01 March 6, 1954

CD Track listing[edit]

RVG Edition released 2001, all tracks recorded April 20, 1953::

Track Song Title Composer Time
1. Kelo Jay Jay Johnson 3:20
2. Enigma Jay Jay Johnson 3:25
3. Ray's Idea Gil Fuller, Ray Brown 3:46
4. Tempus Fugit Bud Powell 3:53
5. C.T.A. Jimmy Heath 3:36
6. I Waited for You Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie 3:31
7. Kelo (Alternate Take) Jay Jay Johnson 3:27
8. Enigma (Alternate Take) Jay Jay Johnson 3:27
9. Ray's Idea (Alternate Take) Gil Fuller, Ray Brown 3:53
10. Tempus Fugit (Alternate Take) Bud Powell 4:01
11. C.T.A. (Alternate Take) Jimmy Heath 3:18

Musicians[edit]

May 9, 1952 [8]
April 20, 1953 [9]
March 6, 1954 [10]
  • Miles Davis - trumpet
  • Horace Silver - piano
  • Percy Heath - bass
  • Art Blakey - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cover also used for earlier CD reissues.
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Miles Davis, Vol. 2 - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Miles Davis – Volume 2 10"LP, Discogs.com, accessed July 14, 2014
  4. ^ "Miles: the Autobiography", Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe, 1989, pg.162
  5. ^ Leonard Feather in the original liner notes to Miles Davis Volume 1 (1956)
  6. ^ Down Beat Readers Poll 1955 on Down Beat homepage. Retrieved on April 6, 2014
  7. ^ Miles Davis – Volume 2 12"LP, Discogs.com, accessed July 14, 2014
  8. ^ May 9, 1952 Session Details, Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website, accessed July 14, 2014
  9. ^ April 20, 1953 Session Details, Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website, accessed July 14, 2014
  10. ^ March 6, 1954 Session Details, Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website, accessed July 14, 2014