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
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 34:02
Label Prestige
PRLP 7094
Producer Bob Weinstock
Miles Davis chronology
Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Bags' Groove
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Music Box5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet is an album recorded in 1956 by the Miles Davis Quintet in Rudy Van Gelder studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. It is the first official release of his so-called First Great Quintet to fulfill his contract with the Prestige label. As the musicians had to pay for the studio time (a result of a rather modest contract with Prestige), their recordings are practically live. 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 again in 2006 for Prestige Records.

Track listing[edit]

Prestige – LP 7094:[5]

Side one
1."My Funny Valentine"Richard Rodgers6:04
2."Blues by Five"Miles Davis10:23
Side two
1."Airegin"Sonny Rollins4:26
2."Tune Up"
"When Lights are Low"
Miles Davis
Benny Carter, Spencer Williams
Total length:34:02



  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Music Box review
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (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 Archived 2013-04-11 at Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  5. ^ "Miles Davis – Cookin' with The Miles Davis Quintet". Discogs. Retrieved October 28, 2016.