Miles Ahead session details

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June 1947 (4 items; TT = 11:19)
Unknown studio, New York NY
Commercial for Aladdin
Coleman Hawkins Group

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

1 Isn't it Romantic? (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 3:03
2 Bean-a-Re-Bop (C. Hawkins-H. Jones) 2:33
3 The Way You Look Tonight (J. Kern-D. Fields) 2:47
4 Phantomesque (C. Hawkins) 2:56


1 Isn't it Romantic?
45 rpm: Aladdin EP 516 [EP]
12" LP: Imperial LP 9233, Imperial LP 9188, Imperial 12188, Queen Disc Q-038
CD: Capitol CDP 92596, Definitive Records DRCD 11137, 11164

2 Bean-a-Re-Bop
78 rpm: Aladdin 3006
45 rpm: Aladdin EP 516 [EP]
10" LP: Jazz LPJT-24
12" LP: Imperial LP 9188, Imperial 12188, Imperial LP-9233, Queen Disc Q-038
CD: Capitol CDP 92596, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187, Definitive Records DRCD 11137, 11164

3 The Way You Look Tonight
78 rpm: Aladdin 3006
45 rpm: Aladdin EP 516 [EP]
10" LP: Jazz LPJT-24
12" LP: Imperial LP 9188, Imperial 12188, Imperial LP-9233, Queen Disc Q-038
CD: Capitol CDP 92596, Definitive Records DRCD 11137, 11164

4 Phantomesque
45 rpm: Aladdin EP 516 [EP]
12" LP: Imperial LP 9233, Imperial LP 9188, Imperial 12188, Queen Disc Q-038
CD: Capitol CDP 92596, Definitive Records DRCD 11137, 11164


Davis gets very little solo space here -- just a half-chorus on "Bean-a-Re-Bop," where he plays very conservatively. This was clearly Hawkins's band, and everyone else is there to play a supporting role. Like the Illinois Jacquet ensemble assembled in January, this too seems to have been a one-off studio session with no live bookings.

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