The Musings of Miles

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The Musings of Miles
TheMusingsOfMiles Davis.jpg
Studio album by
Released1956[1]
RecordedJune 7, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
GenreJazz
Length35:46
LabelPrestige
PRLP 7007
ProducerBob Weinstock
Miles Davis chronology
Miles Davis All Stars, Volume 2
(1955)
The Musings of Miles
(1956)
Blue Moods
(1955)

The Musings of Miles is the first 12" LP by Miles Davis, issued by Prestige Records in 1955, following several LPs in the discontinued 10 inch format. The six tracks were all recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's home studio, June 7, 1955.[2] Part of the rhythm section of this quartet is the nucleus of the group that later became known as Miles' First Great Quintet. The First Great Quintet would record in the same year.[3] "A Night in Tunisia" features Philly Joe Jones playing with special drum sticks which had bells riveted to the shaft.[4]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow called it "Likable if not essential music".[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Will You Still Be Mine?"Matt Dennis, Tom Adair6:23
2."I See Your Face Before Me"Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz4:46
3."I Didn't"Miles Davis6:06
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Gal in Calico"Arthur Schwartz, Leo Robin5:18
2."A Night in Tunisia"Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli7:23
3."Green Haze"Miles Davis5:50
Total length:35:46

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bsnpubs.com/new/prestige.pdf
  2. ^ June 7, 1955 Session Details, Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website, accessed July 8, 2014
  3. ^ October 26, 1955 Session Details, Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website, accessed July 8, 2014
  4. ^ The Musings of Miles... at concordmusicgroup.com/...
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. The Musings of Miles – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 58. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  • Prestige Records LP 7007 (1955)
  • Prestige 30651 (CD)

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