August 18, 2014

August 16, 2014

Juni 21, 2014

Charlie Parker - Constellation
From The Savoy Recordings / The Immortal Charlie Parker (session held in April 1948, example release: Doxy DOK218)

If you woke today hating yourself because you slept till 1pm, like me, this is the right thing to get you up. If you’re a sadist you’re also gonna be happy about the young Miles being tortured by Bird’s frantic tempos. 

  • Charlie Parker, as
  • Miles Davis, tr
  • John Lewis, p
  • Curley Russell, b
  • Max Roach, dr

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Juni 13, 2014

Miles Davis - Salt Peanuts
From Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (recorded 1956, released 1961 on Prestige PRLP 7200)

I bet you all checked out this tune. Salt Peanuts is known as humorous classic today and it is one of the very first drum focused compositions in jazz, written by Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Clarke.
This version was made on May 11 1956 at Rudy Van Gelder’s Hackensack studio. Together with the record date of October 26 1956 this two hurried and uncut first-take sessions make the very famous Miles Davis Quintet recordings (chronologically regarding to release: Cookin’, Realxin’, Steamin’, Workin’)  that are seen as the best i.a. in Hard Bop. Coltrane proofs that he totally could blow the Bop and we hear Philly Joe Jones in an overlong incredible drum solo leading to a sudden end. 
Every jazz-enthusiast should know the personnel of a few groups, this is one of them. No doubt you know… So finally the Miles Davis Quintet is:

  • Miles Davis, tr
  • John Coltrane, ts
  • Red Garland, p
  • Paul Chambers, b
  • Philly Joe Jones, dr

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Juni 6, 2014

Miles Davis - Venus de Milo
From Birth Of The Cool (recorded 1949/50, released 57 on Capitol T-762)

One of the Gerry Mulligan tunes on Birth of the Cool in which he was very active as writer (also Jeru & Rocker) and as arranger (for example Darn That Dream). The album is not only the birth but also the best of the Cool Jazz to me. 

Oh Venus…

  • Miles Davis, tr
  • J.J. Johnson, tb
  • Sandy Siegelstein, french horn
  • Bill Barber, tuba
  • Lee Konitz, as
  • Gerry Mulligan, bars
  • John Lewis, p
  • Nelson Boyd, b
  • Kenny Clarke, dr

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Juni 5, 2014

(Quelle: melazcosmo)

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Abgelegt unter: miles davis jazz 
Juni 3, 2014

Juni 3, 2014

(Quelle: themaninthegreenshirt)

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Abgelegt unter: miles davis jazz 
Mai 30, 2014
"During 1945, we used to go down almost every night to catch Diz and Bird wherever they were playing. We felt that if we missed hearing them play, we were missing something important. Man, the shit they were playing and doing was going down so fast, you just had to be there in person to catch it."

— Miles Davis about Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

Mai 30, 2014

(Quelle: ursaminorjim, via futurepharaohs)

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Abgelegt unter: miles davis jazz 
Mai 29, 2014
onceuponatown:

Coleman Hawkins and Miles Davis, performing at Three Deuces, 52nd Street. New York, 1947.

Did Miles wear a beard back then?

onceuponatown:

Coleman Hawkins and Miles Davis, performing at Three Deuces, 52nd Street. New York, 1947.

Did Miles wear a beard back then?

(via istolechetbakerstrumpet)

Mai 29, 2014
Ascenseur pour l’echafaud

Ascenseur pour l’echafaud

(Quelle: take-seventynine, via jazzrelatedstuff)

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