The Musings of Miles

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The Musings of Miles
TheMusingsOfMiles Davis.jpg
Studio album by Miles Davis
Released 1956[1]
Recorded June 7, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 35:46
Label Prestige
PRLP 7007
Producer Bob Weinstock
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The Musings of Miles is the first 12" LP by Miles Davis, issued by Prestige Records in 1956, 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] 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]


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

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Will You Still Be Mine?" Matt Dennis, Tom Adair 6:23
2. "I See Your Face Before Me" Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz 4:46
3. "I Didn't" Miles Davis 6:06
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Gal in Calico" Arthur Schwartz, Leo Robin 5:18
2. "A Night in Tunisia" Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli 7:23
3. "Green Haze" Miles Davis 5:50
Total length: 35:46



  1. ^
  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
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. The Musings of Miles – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (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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