The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis with John Coltrane

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The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis with John Coltrane
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ReleasedOctober 26, 1999
RecordedOctober 26, 1955 to March 21, 1961
GenreJazz
Length386:01
LabelColumbia
ProducerGeorge Avakian, Teo Macero, and Irving Townsend
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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.

Albums[edit]

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
No.Title...Length
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
No.Title...Length
1."Straight No Chaser"Milestones10:37
2."Milestones (Alternate Take)"Previously unreleased6:01
3."Milestones"Milestones5:44
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
No.Title...Length
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
No.Title...Length
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
No.Title...Length
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

Personnel[edit]

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

References[edit]

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