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Early Davis: The Birth of the Cool Trumpet (Definitive Records DRCD 11137)

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Title: Early Davis: The Birth of the Cool Trumpet
Label: Definitive Records DRCD 11137 (CD)
Number of tracks: 16
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Details: April 24, 1945; October 18, 1946; June 1947; September 25, 1948

Note: Only tracks on which Davis is present (56:13) are displayed below.

1 Pointless Mama Blues (R. Williams-T. Reig) [Apr 24, 1945] 2:49
2 That's the Stuff You Gotta Watch (R. Battles-N. Sissle-D. Meredith-B. Ram) [take 3] [Apr 24, 1945] 3:14
3 Deep Sea Blues (R. Williams-T. Reig) [Apr 24, 1945] 3:12
4 Bring it on Home (R. Williams-T. Reig) [take 3] [Apr 24, 1945] 2:47
5 Don't Sing Me the Blues (E. Coleman) [take 2] [Oct 18, 1946] 2:51
6 I've Always Got the Blues (A. Baker) [take 2] [Oct 18, 1946] 3:07
7 Don't Explain to Me Baby (E. Coleman) [take 4] [Oct 18, 1946] 2:52
8 Baby, Won't You Make up Your Mind? (A. Baker) [take 3] [Oct 18, 1946] 3:08
9 Bean-a-Re-Bop (C. Hawkins-H. Jones) [Jun 1947] 2:32
10 Isn't it Romantic? (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) [Jun 1947] 3:03
11 The Way You Look Tonight (J. Kern-D. Fields) [Jun 1947] 2:47
12 Phantomesque (C. Hawkins) [Jun 1947] 2:56
13 52nd Street Theme (T. Monk) [Sep 25, 1948] 3:55
14 Half Nelson (M. Davis) [Sep 25, 1948] 5:41
15 You Go to My Head (H. Gillespie-J.F. Coots) [Sep 25, 1948] 5:37
16 Chasin' the Bird (C. Parker) [Sep 25, 1948] 5:42


April 24, 1945
Miles Davis (tpt); Herbie Fields (ts, cl); Henry "Rubberlegs" Williams (voc); Teddy Brannon (p); Leonard Gaskin (b); Ed Nicholson (d)

October 18, 1946
Miles Davis (tpt); Gene Ammons (ts); Connie Wainwright (g); Linton Garner (p); Tommy Potter (d); Art Blakey (d); Earl Coleman (voc); Ann Hathaway [Ann Baker] (voc)

June 1947
Miles Davis (tpt); Kai Winding (tb); Howard Johnson (as); Coleman Hawkins (ts); Hank Jones (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d)

September 25, 1948
Miles Davis (tpt); Lee Konitz (as); John Lewis (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d); Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (voc); Clark Terry (tpt); Jimmy Nottingham (tpt); Harry Edison (tpt); Emmett Berry (tpt); Dickie Wells (tb); Bill Johnson (tb); George Matthews (tb); Ted Donnelly (tb); Bernie Peacock (as); Earl Warren (as, voc); Wardell Gray (ts); Paul Gonsalves (ts); Ronald "Jack" Washington (bs); Freddie Green (g); William "Count" Basie (p); Singleton Palmer (b); Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson (d); Anita O'Day (voc); Symphony Sid Torin (ann); Bob Garrity (ann); Unknown (ann)

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