Blue Period (album)

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Blue Period
Blue period.jpg
Studio album by Miles Davis
Released 1953
Recorded January 17 and October 5, 1951
Studio Apex Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 18:53
Label Prestige
Producer Bob Weinstock
Miles Davis chronology
Young Man with a Horn
(1952)
Blue Period
(1953)
The Compositions Of Al Cohn
(1953)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Blue Period (PRLP 140) is a 1953 10" LP album by Miles Davis, his second released by Prestige Records, recorded over the course of two 1951 recording sessions at New York's Apex Studio.[2][3][4]

Background[edit]

"Bluing" and "Out of the Blue", two Davis compositions, were recorded on October 5, 1951, at the same session as the material for his first album The New Sounds (PRLP 124).[5] "Blue Room", composed by Rodgers and Hart, was recorded earlier that year, at the same January 17 recording session as the three tracks used on the various artists LP Modern Jazz Trumpets (PRLP 113) This earlier session was Davis' first for Prestige.[6]

Although Blue Period has never been reissued on compact disc, the tracks "Bluing" and "Out of the Blue" are featured on the currently available Dig (PRLP 7012), and two versions of "Blue Room" (including an alternate take) are on the CD of Miles Davis and Horns (PRLP 7025).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bluing" Miles Davis 9:55
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
2. "Blue Room" Rodgers and Hart 2:48
3. "Out of the Blue" Miles Davis 6:15
Total length: 18:53

Personnel[edit]

On "Blue Room"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Period – Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Blue Period entry, the Jazz Discography Project, accessed May 21, 2014
  3. ^ Blue Period entry, Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website, accessed May 21, 2014
  4. ^ Blue Period, Discogs.com, accessed August 12, 2014
  5. ^ October 5, 1951 Session Details, Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website, accessed May 21, 2014
  6. ^ January 17, 1951 Session Details, Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website, accessed May 21, 2014