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Blue Haze

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Released  Early October 1956
Blue Haze (1956)  Walkin' (1957)
Release date  1954
Genres  Jazz, Bebop, Hard bop
Length  36:33
Artist  Miles Davis
Label  Prestige Records
Producers  Bob Weinstock, Ira Gitler
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Recorded  May 19, 1953, March 15 and April 3, 1954
Studio  WOR Studios, New York City, Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Similar  Miles Davis albums, Jazz albums

Miles davis blue haze 1954 full album


Blue Haze is a compilation of tracks recorded in 1953 and 1954 by Miles Davis for Prestige Records.

Contents

Overview

The album is a reissue in 12" format of the 10" LP Miles Davis Quartet (PRLP 161), with "I'll Remember April" added. Tracks 4,6, 7, and 8 come from Prestige PREP 1326, The Miles Davis Quartet, recorded 19 May 1953. It features a quartet with John Lewis on piano —replaced on "Smooch" by its co-composer Charles Mingus— Percy Heath, the bassist throughout the album, and Max Roach on drums. Tracks 2, 3, and 5, from March 15, 1954, with Horace Silver on piano and Art Blakey on drums, were first released on PREP 1360, titled Miles Davis Quartet. The first track on the album is from the 3 April 1954 session which resulted in half of the album Walkin' (and was originally included on the 10" LP Miles Davis Quintet (PRLP 185)).

The compositions "Four" and "Tune Up" were always credited to Davis, although both are claimed by Eddie Vinson to be his compositions. Vinson was a known blues singer at that time and had no use for them and gave Davis permission to record them. No one was opposed to the false crediting until "recently", as Jack Chambers wrote in Milestones 1983.

Track listing

Prestige – LP 7054

Personnel

Track #1 (April 3, 1954)

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • David Schildkraut – alto saxophone
  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Percy Heath – bass
  • Kenny Clarke – drums
  • Track #2, 3 and 5 (March 15, 1954)

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Percy Heath – bass
  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Track #4, 6, 7 and 8 (May 19, 1953)

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • John Lewis – piano (not on "Smooch")
  • Charles Mingus – piano ("Smooch" only)
  • Percy Heath – bass
  • Max Roach – drums
  • Songs

    1I'll Remember April7:56
    2Four4:03
    3Old Devil Moon3:25

    References

    Blue Haze Wikipedia


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