Chronicle: The Prestige Recordings 1951-1956 (Prestige 8PCD 012)

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Title: Chronicle: The Prestige Recordings 1951-1956
Label: Prestige 8PCD 012 (CD)
Number of Tracks: 94
Details: January 17, 1951 (b); January 17, 1951 (c); March 8, 1951; October 5, 1951; January 30, 1953; February 19, 1953; May 19, 1953; March 15, 1954; April 3, 1954; April 29, 1954; June 29, 1954; December 24, 1954; June 7, 1955; August 5, 1955; November 16, 1955; March 16, 1956; May 11, 1956; October 26, 1956

Note: Only tracks on which Davis is present (545:13) are displayed below.

Disc 1
1 Morpheus (J. Lewis) [Jan 17, 1951 (b)] 2:20
2 Down (M. Davis) [Jan 17, 1951 (b)] 2:50
3 Blue Room (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) [take 1] [Jan 17, 1951 (b)] 2:47
4 Blue Room (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) [take 2] [Jan 17, 1951 (b)] 3:00
5 Whispering (M. Schonberger-R. Coburn-V. Rose) [Jan 17, 1951 (b)] 3:02
6 I Know (M. Davis) [Jan 17, 1951 (c)] 2:29
7 Odjenar (G. Russell) [Mar 8, 1951] 2:50
8 Ezz-thetic (G. Russell) [Mar 8, 1951] 2:51
9 Hibeck (L. Konitz) [Mar 8, 1951] 3:04
10 Yesterdays (J. Kern-O. Harbach) [Mar 8, 1951] 2:23
11 Conception (G. Shearing) [Oct 5, 1951] 4:00
12 Out of the Blue (M. Davis) [Oct 5, 1951] 6:13
13 Denial (M. Davis) [Oct 5, 1951] 5:37
14 Bluing (M. Davis) [Oct 5, 1951] 9:53
15 Dig (M. Davis) [Oct 5, 1951] 7:31
16 My Old Flame (A. Johnston-S. Coslow) [Oct 5, 1951] 6:32
17 It's Only a Paper Moon (H. Arlen-B. Rose-E.Y. Harburg) [Oct 5, 1951] 5:22

Disc 2
1 Compulsion (M. Davis) [Jan 30, 1953] 5:42
2 The Serpent's Tooth (M. Davis) [take 1] [Jan 30, 1953] 6:58
3 The Serpent's Tooth (M. Davis) [take 2] [Jan 30, 1953] 6:15
4 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) [Jan 30, 1953] 7:03
5 Tasty Pudding (A. Cohn) [Feb 19, 1953] 3:19
6 Willie the Wailer (A. Cohn) [Feb 19, 1953] 4:25
7 Floppy (A. Cohn) [Feb 19, 1953] 5:59
8 For Adults Only (A. Cohn) [Feb 19, 1953] 5:33
9 When Lights Are Low (B. Carter-C. Williams) [May 19, 1953] 3:24
10 Tune Up (M. Davis) [May 19, 1953] 3:51
11 Miles Ahead (M. Davis-G. Evans) [May 19, 1953] 4:26
12 Smooch (M. Davis-C. Mingus) [May 19, 1953] 3:03
13 Four (M. Davis) [Mar 15, 1954] 3:59
14 Old Devil Moon (B. Lane-E.Y. Harburg) [Mar 15, 1954] 3:21
15 Blue Haze (M. Davis) [Mar 15, 1954] 6:05

Disc 3
1 Solar (M. Davis) [Apr 3, 1954] 4:40
2 You Don't Know What Love Is (D. Raye-G. DePaul) [Apr 3, 1954] 4:20
3 Love Me or Leave Me (W. Donaldson-G. Kahn) [Apr 3, 1954] 6:54
4 I'll Remember April (D. Raye-G. DePaul-P. Johnston) [Apr 3, 1954] 7:50
5 Blue 'n' Boogie (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) [Apr 29, 1954] 8:14
6 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) [Apr 29, 1954] 13:24
7 Airegin (S. Rollins) [Jun 29, 1954] 4:56
8 Oleo (S. Rollins) [Jun 29, 1954] 5:09
9 But Not for Me (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) [take 1] [Jun 29, 1954] 5:40
10 But Not for Me (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) [take 2] [Jun 29, 1954] 4:33
11 Doxy (S. Rollins) [Jun 29, 1954] 4:50

Disc 4
1 Bags' Groove (M. Jackson) [take 1] [Dec 24, 1954] 11:11
2 Bags' Groove (M. Jackson) [take 2] [Dec 24, 1954] 9:20
3 Bemsha Swing (T. Monk-D. Best) [Dec 24, 1954] 9:26
4 Swing Spring (M. Davis) [Dec 24, 1954] 10:41
5 The Man I Love (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) [take 1, no chatter] [Dec 24, 1954] 8:04
6 The Man I Love (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) [take 2] [Dec 24, 1954] 7:55
7 I Didn't (M. Davis) [Jun 7, 1955] 6:00
8 Will You Still Be Mine? (M. Dennis-T. Adair) [Jun 7, 1955] 6:18

Disc 5
1 Green Haze (M. Davis) [Jun 7, 1955] 5:47
2 I See Your Face Before Me (H. Dietz-A. Schwartz) [Jun 7, 1955] 4:42
3 A Night in Tunisia (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) [Jun 7, 1955] 7:18
4 A Gal in Calico (L. Robin-A. Schwartz) [Jun 7, 1955] 5:13
5 Dr. Jackle (J. McLean) [Aug 5, 1955] 8:50
6 Bitty Ditty (T. Jones) [Aug 5, 1955] 6:34
7 Minor March (J. McLean) [Aug 5, 1955] 8:13
8 Changes (R. Bryant) [Aug 5, 1955] 7:09
9 In Your Own Sweet Way (D. Brubeck) [Mar 16, 1956] 4:33
10 No Line (M. Davis) [Mar 16, 1956] 5:37
11 Vierd Blues (M. Davis) [Trane's Blues] [Mar 16, 1956] 6:50

Disc 6
1 Stablemates (B. Golson) [Nov 16, 1955] 5:18
2 How Am I to Know? (D. Parker-J. King) [Nov 16, 1955] 4:36
3 Just Squeeze Me (D. Ellington-L. Gaines) [Nov 16, 1955] 7:24
4 There is No Greater Love (M. Symes-I. Jones) [Nov 16, 1955] 5:16
5 The Theme (M. Davis) [Nov 16, 1955] 5:46
6 S'posin' (P. Denniker-A. Razaf) [Nov 16, 1955] 5:12
7 In Your Own Sweet Way (D. Brubeck) [May 11, 1956] 5:41
8 Diane (E. Rapee-L. Pollack) [May 11, 1956] 7:46
9 Trane's Blues (M. Davis) [John Paul Jones] [May 11, 1956] 8:25
10 Something I Dreamed Last Night (J. Yellen-S. Fain-H. Magidson) [May 11, 1956] 6:12

Disc 7
1 It Could Happen to You (J. Burke-J. Van Heusen) [with closing chatter] [May 11, 1956] 6:36
2 Woody 'n' You (D. Gillespie) [with closing chatter] [May 11, 1956] 5:00
3 Ahmad's Blues (A. Jamal) [May 11, 1956] 7:19
4 Surrey with the Fringe on Top (R. Rodgers-O. Hammerstein) [May 11, 1956] 9:02
5 It Never Entered My Mind (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) [May 11, 1956] 5:20
6 When I Fall in Love (E. Heyman-V. Young) [May 11, 1956] 4:20
7 Salt Peanuts (D. Gillespie-K. Clarke) [May 11, 1956] 6:05
8 Four (M. Davis) [May 11, 1956] 7:10
9 The Theme (M. Davis) [take 1] [May 11, 1956] 1:57
10 The Theme (M. Davis) [take 2] [May 11, 1956] 1:02
11 If I Were a Bell (F. Loesser) [no chatter] [Oct 26, 1956] 8:06
12 Well, You Needn't (T. Monk) [Oct 26, 1956] 6:15

Disc 8
1 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) [Oct 26, 1956] 5:18
2 Half Nelson (M. Davis) [Oct 26, 1956] 4:43
3 You're My Everything (M. Dixon-J. Young-H. Warren) [no false start] [Oct 26, 1956] 4:46
4 I Could Write a Book (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) [Oct 26, 1956] 5:06
5 Oleo (S. Rollins) [Oct 26, 1956] 5:51
6 Airegin (S. Rollins) [Oct 26, 1956] 4:23
7 Tune Up (M. Davis) [Oct 26, 1956] 5:40
8 When Lights Are Low (B. Carter-C. Williams) [Oct 26, 1956] 7:27
9 Blues by Five (R. Garland) [Oct 26, 1956] 9:55
10 My Funny Valentine (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) [Oct 26, 1956] 5:58


January 17, 1951 (b)
Miles Davis (tpt); Bennie Green (tb); Sonny Rollins (ts); John Lewis (p); Percy Heath (b); Roy Haynes (d)

January 17, 1951 (c)
Miles Davis (p); Sonny Rollins (ts); Percy Heath (b); Roy Haynes (d)

March 8, 1951
Miles Davis (tpt); Lee Konitz (as); Sal Mosca (p); Billy Bauer (g); Arnold Fishkin (b); Max Roach (d)

October 5, 1951
Miles Davis (tpt); Jackie McLean (as); Sonny Rollins (ts); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Tommy Potter (b); Art Blakey (d)

January 30, 1953
Miles Davis (tpt); Sonny Rollins (ts); Charlie Parker (ts); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Percy Heath (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

February 19, 1953
Miles Davis (tpt); Sonny Truitt (tb); Al Cohn (ts); Zoot Sims [John Haley] (ts); John Lewis (p); Leonard Gaskin (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

May 19, 1953
Miles Davis (tpt); John Lewis (p); Charles Mingus (p); Percy Heath (b); Max Roach (d)

March 15, 1954
Miles Davis (tpt); Horace Silver (p); Percy Heath (b); Art Blakey (d)

April 3, 1954
Miles Davis (tpt); Dave Schildkraut (as); Horace Silver (p); Percy Heath (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

April 29, 1954
Miles Davis (tpt); J.J. Johnson (tb); Eli "Lucky" Thompson (ts); Horace Silver (p); Percy Heath (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

June 29, 1954
Miles Davis (tpt); Sonny Rollins (ts); Horace Silver (p); Percy Heath (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

December 24, 1954
Miles Davis (tpt); Milt Jackson (vb); Thelonious Monk (p); Percy Heath (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

June 7, 1955
Miles Davis (tpt); William "Red" Garland (p); Oscar Pettiford (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

August 5, 1955
Miles Davis (tpt); Jackie McLean (as); Milt Jackson (vb); Ray Bryant (p); Percy Heath (b); Arthur Taylor (d)

November 16, 1955
Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

March 16, 1956
Miles Davis (tpt); Sonny Rollins (ts); Tommy Flanagan (p); Paul Chambers (b); Arthur Taylor (d)

May 11, 1956
Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

October 26, 1956
Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

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