Miles Ahead session details

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July 9, 1955 (4 items; TT = 26:37)
Audio-Video Studios, New York NY
Commercial for Debut
Miles Davis Quintet with Charles Mingus

Miles Davis (tpt); Britt Woodman (tb); Teddy Charles [Theodore Cohen] (vb); Charles Mingus (b); Elvin Jones (d)

1 Nature Boy (E. Ahbez) 6:14
2 Alone Together (H. Dietz-A. Schwartz) 7:16
3 There's No You (T. Adair-H. Hopper) 8:04
4 Easy Living (L. Robin-R. Rainger) 5:03


1 Nature Boy
12" LP: Debut 120, Fantasy LP 6001, Victor LP-8814
CD: Fantasy OJC-043, Debut 12DCD-4402, Prestige PRCD 6019, Victor VICJ-23054, Victor VICJ-2044, Victor VICJ-41251, Universal UCCO-9303

2 Alone Together
12" LP: Debut 120, Fantasy LP 6001, Victor LP-8814
CD: Fantasy OJC-043, Debut 12DCD-4402, Victor VICJ-23054, Victor VICJ-2044, Victor VICJ-41251, Universal UCCO-9303

3 There's No You
12" LP: Debut 120, Fantasy LP 6001, Victor LP-8814
CD: Fantasy OJC-043, Debut 12DCD-4402, Victor VICJ-23054, Victor VICJ-2044, Victor VICJ-41251, Universal UCCO-9303

4 Easy Living
12" LP: Debut 120, Fantasy LP 6001, Victor LP-8814
CD: Fantasy OJC-043, Debut 12DCD-4402, Prestige PRCD 6019, Victor VICJ-23054, Victor VICJ-2044, Victor VICJ-41251, Universal UCCO-9303


The arrangements -- all a bit ponderous -- are by Charles, except for "Alone Together," which is by Mingus. The liner notes by Bill Coss include the claim that "just about one month before these tracks were cut, Miles had performed at the Newport Jazz Festival" -- but Davis's 1955 Newport "comeback" took place on July 17, more than a week after these tracks were cut.

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