Miles Ahead session details

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January 23, 1951 (2 items; TT = 5:17)
Capitol Recording Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Capitol
Metronome All-Stars

Miles Davis (tpt); Kai Winding (tb); John La Porta (cl); Lee Konitz (as); Stan Getz (ts); Serge Chaloff (bs); Billy Bauer (g); Terry Gibbs (vb); George Shearing (p); Eddie Safranski (b); Max Roach (d)

1 Early Spring (D. Burns) 2:42

Arranged by Ralph Burns
2 Local 802 Blues (G. Shearing) 2:35

Arranged by George Shearing


1 Early Spring
78 rpm: Capitol T 476
10" LP: Capitol 1550
12" LP: Capitol M 11031, Capitol (J) CR 8024
CD: Capitol CDP 98935

2 Local 802 Blues
78 rpm: Capitol T 20242
10" LP: Capitol 1550
12" LP: Capitol M 11031, Capitol (J) CR 8024
CD: Capitol CDP 98935


This session is sometimes listed as happening on January 24.

"Early Spring" is Ralph Burns's answer to the Davis Nonet scores, with similar voicings and solos; "Local 802 Blues" sounds more self-consciously progressive, an adaptation of Shearing's small group unison themes to a larger setting.

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