Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

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Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
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Studio album by Miles Davis
Released End of March 1958[1]
Recorded May 11 and October 26, 1956
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz, hard bop
Length 36:13
Label Prestige
PRLP 7129
Producer Bob Weinstock
Miles Davis chronology
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(1957)Bags' Groove1957
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(1959)Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[2]

Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet is an album recorded in 1956 by Miles Davis. Two sessions on 11 May 1956 and 26 October in the same year resulted in four albums—this one, Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet and Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet. These four albums are considered to be among the best performances in the whole hard bop subgenre.[2] The album was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 2005 for Prestige Records. This album includes dialogue snippets taken from the original master reel. It also emphasizes Miles Davis' concentrated medium-register ballad playing.

Track listing[edit]

Prestige – LP 7129:[3]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording sessionLength
1."If I Were a Bell"Frank LoesserOctober 26, 19568:15
2."You're My Everything"Harry WarrenOctober 26, 19565:18
3."I Could Write a Book"Richard RodgersOctober 26, 19565:09
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording sessionLength
1."Oleo"Sonny RollinsOctober 26, 19566:18
2."It Could Happen to You"Jimmy Van HeusenMay 11, 19566:37
3."Woody 'n' You"Dizzy GillespieMay 11, 19565:02
Total length:36:13