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
ReleasedOctober 26, 1999
RecordedOctober 26, 1955 to March 21, 1961
ProducerGeorge Avakian, Teo Macero, and Irving Townsend
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

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.


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]

Disc 1
No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."Two Bass Hit (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased3:21
2."Two Bass Hit (Take 2)"Circle in the Round3:44
3."Ah-Leu-Cha (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased5:51
4."Ah-Leu-Cha"'Round About Midnight5:53
5."Ah-Leu-Cha (Take 5)"Previously unreleased5:25
6."Little Melonae"Round About Midnight7:22
7."Budo (Alternate Take)"The Columbia Years 1955–19855:02
8."Budo"Circle in the Round4:17
9."Dear Old Stockholm"Round About Midnight7:51
10."Bye Bye Blackbird (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased7:50
11."Bye Bye Blackbird"Round About Midnight7:56
12."Tadd's Delight"'Round About Midnight4:28
13."Tadd's Delight (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased4:18
Disc 2
1."Dear Old Stockholm (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased6:42
2."All of You (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased7:31
3."All of You"Round About Midnight7:03
4."Sweet Sue, Just You (First Version)"Previously unreleased4:23
5."Sweet Sue, Just You (False Start with Discussion Between Leonard Bernstein & Miles Davis)"Previously unreleased1:58
6."Sweet Sue, Just You (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased3:32
7."Sweet Sue, Just You"Previously unreleased3:41
8."Miles Davis Comments"Previously unreleased0:30
9."'Round Midnight"Round About Midnight5:57
10."Two Bass Hit (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased4:32
11."Two Bass Hit"Milestones5:13
12."Billy Boy"Milestones7:12
13."Straight No Chaser (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased10:27
Disc 3
1."Straight No Chaser"Milestones10:37
2."Milestones (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased6:01
4."Sid's Ahead"Milestones13:02
5."Little Melonae (omits Adderley)"Previously unreleased7:55
6."Dr. Jekyll"Milestones5:49
7."On Green Dolphin Street"Jazz Track9:50
8."Fran-Dance (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased5:52
9."Fran-Dance"Jazz Track5:49
10."Stella by Starlight"Jazz Track4:43
Disc 4
1."Love for Sale"Circle in the Round11:49
2."Freddie Freeloader (false start)"Previously unreleased1:27
3."Freddie Freeloader"Kind of Blue9:48
4."So What"Kind of Blue9:23
5."Blue in Green"Kind of Blue5:38
6."Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased9:33
7."Miles Davis Comments"Previously unreleased0:44
8."Flamenco Sketches"Kind of Blue9:27
9."All Blues"Kind of Blue11:32
Disc 5
1."Someday My Prince Will Come"Someday My Prince Will Come9:05
2."Teo"Someday My Prince Will Come9:36
3."Introduction by Willis Conover"Miles Davis at Newport 19582:15
4."Ah-Leu-Cha"Miles Davis at Newport 19585:52
5."Straight No Chaser"Miles Davis at Newport 19588:47
6."Fran-Dance"Miles Davis at Newport 19587:13
7."Two Bass Hit"Miles Davis at Newport 19584:10
8."Bye Bye Blackbird"Miles Davis at Newport 19589:10
9."The Theme"Miles Davis at Newport 19582:48
Disc 6
1."If I Were a Bell"Jazz at the Plaza8:31
2."Oleo"Jazz at the Plaza10:38
3."My Funny Valentine"Jazz at the Plaza10:18
4."Straight No Chaser"Jazz at the Plaza10:56


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


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