Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

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Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Miles Davis - Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet.jpg
Studio album by Miles Davis
Released 1957
Recorded October 26, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 34:02
Label Prestige
PRLP 7094
Producer Bob Weinstock
Miles Davis chronology
Bag's Groove
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Music Box 5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet is an album recorded in 1956 by the Miles Davis Quintet. Two sessions 11 May 1956 and 26 October in the same year resulted in four albums—this one, Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet and Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet. It was the first of the four LPs to be released.

In response to the album title, Davis said, "After all, that's what we did—came in and cooked".[4]

The album was originally released on CD in the U.S. in 1987, and it was remastered for CD most recently by Rudy Van Gelder (the recording engineer for the sessions) in 2006 for Prestige Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Funny Valentine" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 6:04
  2. "Blues by Five" (Red Garland) – 10:23
  3. "Airegin" (Sonny Rollins) – 4:26
  4. "Tune Up"/"When Lights Are Low" (Miles Davis)/(Benny Carter, Spencer Williams) – 13:09



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Music Box review
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 57. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ PRESTIGE LP 7094: Cookin' with The Miles Davis Quintet. Retrieved 20 July 2008.