Davis Miles - Volume Two - Remastered (CD)
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- Jazz Instrument
- Number of Discs
- Number of Items
- Miles Davis, Vol. 2 [Remaster]
- Country of Origin
- Blue Note
- EMI Music Distribution
- Mono / Stereo
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] KELO
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] ENIGMA
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] RAY'S IDEA
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] TEMPUS FUGIT
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] C.T.A.
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] I WAITED FOR YOU
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] KELO (ALTERNATIVE TAKE)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] ENIGMA (ALTERNATIVE TAKE)
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] RAY'S IDEA (ALTERNATIVE TAKE)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] TEMPUS FUGIT (ALTERNATIVE TAKE)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] C.T.A. (ALTERNATIVE TAKE)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Kelo
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Enigma
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Ray's Idea
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Tempus Fugit
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] C.T.A.
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] I Waited For You
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Kelo - (alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Enigma - (alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Ray's Idea - (alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Tempus Fugit - (alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] C.T.A. - (alternate take)
- Release Date
- 6 August 2001
- South Africa
Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone); J.J. Johnson (trombone); Gil Coggins (piano); Percy Heath (acoustic bass); Art Blakey (drums).
Producer: Alfred Lion.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at WOR Studios, New York, New York on April 20, 1953.
Digitally remastered by Rudy Van Gelder (2001).
This is part of Blue Note's Rudy Van Gelder Editions series.
Like VOLUME 1, this CD features arrangements in the order that they were recorded. VOLUME 2 contains the second Blue Note session, while VOLUME 1 focuses on the first and third.
This 1953 date was the most inspired, overtly beboppish of Miles' three Blue Note sessions--an ambitious showcase for modern jazz's greatest composers (J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown, Bud Powell, Jimmy Heath, Walter Fuller and Dizzy Gillespie), and a remarkable rhythm section (drummer Art Blakey, bassist Percy Heath, and the obscure pianist Gil Coggins).
A dynamic front line of Davis, trombonist J.J. Johnson and the bassist's brother Jimmy Heath on tenor saxophone, gives each tune big band weight and texture. J.J. Johnson's lilting "Kelo" and tragic "Enigma" proceed from the orchestral tradition of BIRTH OF THE COOL, and his taut velvety tenor trombone counterpoint contrasts nicely with Davis' burnished midrange and brassy cry. Tenor man Jimmy Heath seems to take the Basie and Gillespie big bands as the jumping off point for his jazz classic "C.T.A.," and ends his own solo with an affectionate nod to Lester Young.
Miles' ballad turn on "I Waited For You" is one of his most alluring performances, while his effortless swing on "C.T.A." and "Ray's Idea" sums up his innovations in blues phrasing. But his solo and arrangement on "Tempus Fugit" are simply transcendent. This Bud Powell anthem for modernists generates a challenging set of symphonic variations, driven along by the emotional intensity of Art Blakey. The joy with which Miles and Blakey morph between swing and Afro-Cuban rhythms, blues and bop phrasing, is what jazz is all about.
- Date Released
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Miles Davis
- 39m 6s
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