The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis with John Coltrane

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The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis with John Coltrane
Box set by Miles Davis and John Coltrane
Released October 26, 1999
Recorded October 26, 1955 to March 21, 1961
Genre Jazz
Length 386:01
Label Columbia
Producer George Avakian, Teo Macero, and Irving Townsend
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The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis with John Coltrane is a box set featuring jazz musicians Miles Davis and John Coltrane. It is the first box set in a series of eight from Columbia/Legacy compiling Davis's work for Columbia Records, and includes never-before-released alternate takes, omissions of other musicians, musician comments, false starts and a first version of compositions, some of which have made it to the 50th Anniversary 2-disc CD version of Kind of Blue. Originally issued on October 26, 1999 in a limited-edition metal slipcase, it was reissued in 2004 in an oversized book format.

Albums[edit]

Davis' and Coltrane's work together for Columbia produced three studio albums, two tracks from a fourth, and two live albums, all of which are contained in this box set:

Track listing[edit]

Original CD release The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis with John Coltrane, 2000 (Columbia)

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Two Bass Hit" (Alternate Take) – 3:21 (previously unreleased)
  2. "Two Bass Hit" (Take 2)- 3:44 1
  3. "Ah-Leu-Cha" (Alternate Take) – 5:51 (previously unreleased)
  4. "Ah-Leu-Cha" – 5:53 2
  5. "Ah-Leu-Cha" (Take 5) – 5:25 (previously unreleased)
  6. "Little Melonae" – 7:22 2
  7. "Budo" (Alternate Take) – 5:02 8
  8. "Budo" – 4:17 1
  9. "Dear Old Stockholm" – 7:51 2
  10. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Alternate Take) – 7:50 (previously unreleased)
  11. "Bye Bye Blackbird" – 7:56 2
  12. "Tadd's Delight" – 4:28 2
  13. "Tadd's Delight" (Alternate Take) – 4:18 (previously unreleased)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Dear Old Stockholm" (Alternate Take) – 6:42 (previously unreleased)
  2. "All of You" (Alternate Take) – 7:31 (previously unreleased)
  3. "All of You" – 7:03 2
  4. "Sweet Sue, Just You" (First Version) – 4:23 (previously unreleased)
  5. "Sweet Sue, Just You" (False Start with Discussion Between Leonard Bernstein & Miles Davis) – 1:58 (previously unreleased)
  6. "Sweet Sue, Just You" (Alternate Take) – 3:32 (previously unreleased)
  7. "Sweet Sue, Just You" – 3:41
  8. "Miles Davis Comments" – 0:30 (previously unreleased)
  9. "'Round Midnight" – 5:57 2
  10. "Two Bass Hit" (Alternate Take) – 4:32 (previously unreleased)
  11. "Two Bass Hit" – 5:13 3
  12. "Billy Boy" – 7:12 3
  13. "Straight No Chaser" (Alternate Take) – 10:27 (previously unreleased)

Disc 3[edit]

  1. "Straight No Chaser" – 10:37 3
  2. "Milestones" (Alternate Take) – 6:01 (previously unreleased)
  3. "Milestones" – 5:44 3
  4. "Sid's Ahead" – 13:02 3
  5. "Little Melonae" (omit Adderley)- 7:55 (previously unreleased)
  6. "Dr. Jackle" – 5:49 3
  7. "On Green Dolphin Street" – 9:50
  8. "Fran-Dance" (Alternate Take)- 5:52 (previously unreleased)
  9. "Fran-Dance" – 5:49
  10. "Stella by Starlight" – 4:43

Disc 4[edit]

  1. "Love for Sale" – 11:49 1
  2. "Freddie Freeloader" (false start) – 1:27 (previously unreleased)
  3. "Freddie Freeloader" – 9:48 4
  4. "So What" – 9:23 4
  5. "Blue in Green" – 5:38 4
  6. "Flamenco Sketches" – 9:33
  7. "Miles Davis Comments" – :44 (previously unreleased)
  8. "Flamenco Sketches" – 9:27 4
  9. "All Blues" – 11:32 4

Disc 5[edit]

  1. "Someday My Prince Will Come" – 9:05 5
  2. "Teo" – 9:36 5
  3. "Introduction by Willis Conover" – 2:15 6
  4. "Ah-Leu-Cha" – 5:52 6
  5. "Straight No Chaser" – 8:47 6
  6. "Fran-Dance" – 7:13 6
  7. "Two Bass Hit" – 4:10 6
  8. "Bye Bye Blackbird" – 9:10 6
  9. "The Theme" – 2:48 6

Disc 6[edit]

  1. "If I Were a Bell" – 8:31 7
  2. "Oleo" – 10:38 7
  3. "My Funny Valentine" – 10:18 7
  4. "Straight No Chaser" – 10:56 7


1 from Circle in the Round
2 from 'Round About Midnight
3 from Milestones
4 from Kind of Blue
5 from Someday My Prince Will Come
6 from Miles Davis at Newport 1958
7 from Jazz at the Plaza/1958 Miles
8 from The Columbia Years 1955–1985

Personnel[edit]

Recorded between October 26, 1955 and March 21, 1961 in New York City (except disk 5, tracks 3–9, recorded in Newport, RI).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 - John Coltrane | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 August 2011.