The Essential Miles Davis (Columbia Legacy C2K 85475)

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Title: The Essential Miles Davis
Label: Columbia Legacy C2K 85475 (CD)
Number of Tracks: 23
Details: November 26, 1945; January 21, 1949; January 30, 1953; April 20, 1953; April 29, 1954; June 5, 1956; September 10, 1956; May 23, 1957; December 4, 1957; August 4, 1958; March 2, 1959; March 10, 1960; March 20, 1961; February 12, 1964; January 20, 1965; June 7, 1967; June 19, 1968; August 20, 1969; June 4, 1970; June 6, 1972; October 4, 1981; January 26, 1984; February 13, 1986

Note: Only tracks on which Davis is present (148:42) are displayed below.

Disc 1
1 Now's the Time (C. Parker) [take 4] [Nov 26, 1945] 3:14
2 Jeru (G. Mulligan) [Jan 21, 1949] 3:10
3 Compulsion (M. Davis) [Jan 30, 1953] 5:42
4 Tempus Fugit (B. Powell) [Apr 20, 1953] 3:47
5 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) [Apr 29, 1954] 13:24
6 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) [Sep 10, 1956] 5:54
7 Bye Bye Blackbird (R. Henderson-M. Dixon) [take 3] [Jun 5, 1956] 7:54
8 New Rhumba (A. Jamal) [May 23, 1957] 4:33
9 Générique (M. Davis) [Dec 4, 1957] 2:46
10 Summertime (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin-D. Heyward) [Aug 4, 1958] 3:19
11 So What (M. Davis) [take 3] [Mar 2, 1959] 9:20
12 The Pan Piper (G. Evans) [take 2] [Mar 10, 1960] 3:51
13 Someday My Prince Will Come (F.E. Churchill-L. Morey) [take 15] [Mar 20, 1961] 9:01

Disc 2
1 My Funny Valentine (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) [Feb 12, 1964] 15:04
2 E.S.P. (W. Shorter) [Jan 20, 1965] 5:27
3 Nefertiti (W. Shorter) [take 4] [Jun 7, 1967] 7:50
4 Petits Machins (Little Stuff) (M. Davis) [take 5] [Jun 19, 1968] 8:03
5 Miles Runs The Voodoo Down (M. Davis) [Aug 20, 1969] 14:01
6 Little Church (M. Davis) [Jun 4, 1970] 3:14
7 Black Satin (M. Davis) [Jun 6, 1972] 5:16
8 Jean Pierre (M. Davis) [edited] [Oct 4, 1981] 3:58
9 Time After Time (C. Lauper-R. Hyman) [Jan 26, 1984] 3:38
10 Portia (M. Miller) [Feb 13, 1986] 6:16


November 26, 1945
Miles Davis (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); J.B. "Dizzy" Gillespie (p, tpt); Sadik Hakim [Argonne Thornton] (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d)

January 21, 1949
Miles Davis (tpt); Kai Winding (tb); Junior Collins (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Lee Konitz (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); Al Haig (p); Joe Shulman (b); Max Roach (d)

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

April 20, 1953
Miles Davis (tpt); J.J. Johnson (tb); Jimmy Heath (ts); Gil Coggins (p); Percy Heath (b); Art Blakey (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 5, 1956
Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

September 10, 1956
Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

May 23, 1957
Miles Davis (flh); Ernie Royal (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Taft Jordan (tpt); Johnny Carisi (tpt); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Joe Bennett (tb); Tom Mitchell (tb); Willie Ruff (frh); Jimmy Buffington (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Romeo Penque (fl, cl, bcl, oboe); Sid Cooper (fl, cl); Lee Konitz (as); Danny Bank (bcl); Paul Chambers (b); Arthur Taylor (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

December 4, 1957
Miles Davis (tpt); Barney Wilen (ts); René Urtreger (p); Pierre Michelot (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

August 4, 1958
Miles Davis (flh); Ernie Royal (tpt); Johnny Coles (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Joe Bennett (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Dick Hixon (tb); Willie Ruff (frh); Julius Watkins (frh); Gunther Schuller (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); Romeo Penque (fl, alto fl, cl); Jerome Richardson (fl, alto fl, cl); Danny Bank (alto fl, bcl); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

March 2, 1959
Miles Davis (tpt); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans (p); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

March 10, 1960
Miles Davis (tpt); Ernie Royal (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Johnny Coles (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Dick Hixon (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Buffington (frh); Joe Singer (frh); Tony Miranda (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Al Block (fl); Harold Feldman (fl); Danny Bank (bcl); Romeo Penque (oboe); Jack Knitzer (bssn); Janet Putnam (harp); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Elvin Jones (perc); Elden "Buster" Bailey (perc); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

March 20, 1961
Miles Davis (tpt); Hank Mobley (ts); John Coltrane (ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

February 12, 1964
Miles Davis (tpt); George Coleman (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d); Mort Fega (ann); Billy Taylor (ann)

January 20, 1965
Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

June 7, 1967
Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

June 19, 1968
Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (el-p); Ron Carter (el-b); Tony Williams (d)

August 20, 1969
Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss); Bennie Maupin (bcl); John McLaughlin (g); Chick Corea (el-p); Josef Zawinul (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Harvey Brooks (el-b); Jack De Johnette (d); Lenny White (d); Charles Don Alias (d); Jumma Santos [Jim Riley] (perc)

June 4, 1970
Miles Davis (tpt); Steve Grossman (ss); Herbie Hancock (el-p, org); Chick Corea (el-p); Keith Jarrett (el-p); John McLaughlin (g); Dave Holland (b, el-b); Jack De Johnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc); Hermeto Pascoal (d, voc)

June 6, 1972
Miles Davis (tpt); Carlos Garnett (as, ts); Bennie Maupin (bcl); Herbie Hancock (el-p, synth); Harold I. Williams (el-p, synth); Lonnie Liston Smith (org); John McLaughlin (g); David Creamer (g); Collin Walcott (sitar); Paul Buckmaster (cello); Michael Henderson (el-b); Jack De Johnette (d, handclaps); Jabali Billy Hart (d, handclaps); Charles Don Alias (perc, handclaps); James Mtume Forman (perc, handclaps); Badal Roy (tabla, handclaps)

October 4, 1981
Miles Davis (tpt); Bill Evans (ss, ts, fl, el-p); Mike Stern (g); Marcus Miller (el-b); Al Foster (d); Mino Cinelu (perc)

January 26, 1984
Miles Davis (tpt, voc); John Scofield (g); Robert Irving III (synth); Darryl Jones (el-b); Al Foster (d); Steve Thornton (perc)

February 13, 1986
Miles Davis (tpt); Marcus Miller (el-b); Paulinho Da Costa (perc)

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