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Released  1951
Producer  Bob Weinstock
Release date  1951
Label  Prestige
Modern Jazz Trumpets (1951)  The New Sounds (1951)
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  May 15, 1949 September 20, 1949 September 16, 1950 January 17, 1951
Artists  Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Kenny Dorham
Similar  Miles Davis albums, Jazz albums

Modern Jazz Trumpets (PRLP 113) is a various artists album focusing on bebop trumpeters, released in 1951 by Prestige Records in the new 10 inch LP format. The album features Miles Davis's first recordings for Prestige, as well as recordings by Fats Navarro, Dizzy Gillespie, and Kenny Dorham.


The original cover art was a simple text layout, similar to other very early Prestige LPs. Later pressings used the same photo of Davis also used on his first three 10"LPs.

Track listing

A side
  1. Fats Navarro - Stop
  2. Fats Navarro - Go
  3. Fats Navarro - Wailing Wall
  4. Dizzy Gillespie - Thinking Of You
B side
  1. Miles Davis - Morpheus (John Lewis) - 2:21
  2. Miles Davis - Whispering (M. Schonberger, R. Coburn, V. Rose) - 3:03
  3. Miles Davis - Down (Miles Davis) - 2:51
  4. Dizzy Gillespie - Nice Work If You Can Get It
  5. Kenny Dorham - Maxology

Personnel and recording dates


  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • James Moody – tenor saxophone
  • Al Haig – piano
  • Tommy Potter – bass
  • Max Roach – drums
  • Studio Technisonor, Paris, France, May 15, 1949

    The Kenny Dorham track was also issued by Prestige on the following 78rpm single, credited to James Moody:

  • Prestige 702: James Moody - Maxology, Part 1&2

  • Stop, Go, Wailing Wall

  • Fats Navarro – trumpet
  • Don Lanphere – tenor saxophone
  • Al Haig – piano
  • Tommy Potter – bass
  • Max Roach – drums
  • NYC, September 20, 1949

    The Fats Navarro tracks were also issued by Prestige on the following 78rpm singles:

  • Prestige 812: Fats Navarro - Stop / Go
  • Prestige 819: Fats Navarro - Wailing Wall / Infatuation

  • Thinking of You, Nice Work If You Can Get It

  • Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet, vocals
  • Jimmy Heath – alto saxophone
  • Jimmy Oliver – tenor saxophone
  • Milt Jackson - vibraphone, piano
  • Percy Heath – bass
  • Joe Harris – drums
  • NYC, September 16, 1950

    The Dizzy Gillespie tracks were also issued by Prestige on the following 78rpm singles:

  • Prestige 728: Sonny Stitt - To Think You've Chosen Me / Dizzy Gillespie - Thinking Of You
  • Prestige 736: Dizzy Gillespie - She's Gone Again / Nice Work If You Can Get It

  • Morpheus, Whispering, Down

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Bennie Green – trombone
  • Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
  • John Lewis – piano
  • Percy Heath – bass
  • Roy Haynes – drums
  • Apex Studios, New York City, January 17, 1951

    Two takes of the tune "Blue Room" were also recorded at this session. This was Miles Davis' first recording session for Prestige Records, for whom he would record many albums over the next five years, as well as his first credited appearance as leader on an LP album. Davis had previously recorded one session under his own name, with Charlie Parker's band, for Savoy Records in 1947 (available on First Miles), and three sessions with his nonet for Capitol Records over 1949-1950 (Birth of the Cool). It was also his first session with the young Sonny Rollins. After the session was completed, they would record one more track entitled "I Know" under Rollins' name, with Davis on piano. The Rollins track is available on the album Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet (PRLP 7029). Earlier in the same day, before his session at Prestige, Davis had also recorded a session as a sideman with Charlie Parker, for Verve Records, found on the Parker album Swedish Schnapps.

    The Miles Davis tracks, including "Blue Room", were also released on two 78rpm singles. "Blue Room" would later be part of Davis' second 10"LP Blue Period (PRLP 140), and all four tracks would be re-released on the 12"LP Miles Davis and Horns (PRLP 7025), after the 10" format was discontinued.

  • Prestige 734: Miles Davis - Morpheus / Blue Room
  • Prestige 742: Miles Davis - Down / Whispering
  • References

    Modern Jazz Trumpets Wikipedia

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