The Greatest History: 1955-1969 (CBS/Sony 80DP 872/5)

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Title: The Greatest History: 1955-1969
Label: CBS/Sony 80DP 872/5 (CD)
Number of Tracks: 28
Details: June 5, 1956; September 10, 1956; May 10, 1957; February 4, 1958; May 26, 1958; July 3, 1958; August 4, 1958; March 2, 1959; April 22, 1959; November 20, 1959; March 20, 1961; April 21, 1961; May 14, 1963; July 27, 1963; February 12, 1964; January 20, 1965; October 24, 1966; May 17, 1967; June 7, 1967; May 17, 1968; September 24, 1968; February 18, 1969; August 19, 1969

Note: Only tracks on which Davis is present (270:20) are displayed below.

Disc 1
1 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) [Sep 10, 1956] 5:56
2 Dear Old Stockholm (Traditional, arr. S. Getz) [Jun 5, 1956] 7:50
3 Miles Ahead (M. Davis-G. Evans) [May 10, 1957] 3:32
4 Miles (J. Lewis) [Milestones] [Feb 4, 1958] 5:44
5 Summertime (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin-D. Heyward) [Aug 4, 1958] 3:19
6 Straight, No Chaser (T. Monk) [Jul 3, 1958] 8:56
7 So What (M. Davis) [Mar 2, 1959] 9:02
8 All Blues (M. Davis) [Apr 22, 1959] 11:31
9 Concierto de Aranjuez (J. Rodrigo) [Nov 20, 1959] 16:18

Disc 2
1 Someday My Prince Will Come (F.E. Churchill-L. Morey) [Mar 20, 1961] 9:05
2 Bye Bye Blackbird (R. Henderson-M. Dixon) [Apr 21, 1961] 9:58
3 On Green Dolphin Street (N. Washington-B. Kaper) [May 26, 1958] 7:54
4 Seven Steps to Heaven (V. Feldman-M. Davis) [May 14, 1963] 6:23
5 Autumn Leaves (J. Prevert-J. Mercer-J. Kosma) [Jul 27, 1963] 11:48
6 Milestones (M. Davis) [Jul 27, 1963] 9:22
7 Stella by Starlight (N. Washington-V. Young) [Feb 12, 1964] 13:01

Disc 3
1 My Funny Valentine (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) [Feb 12, 1964] 15:04
2 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) [Feb 12, 1964] 8:09
3 Four (M. Davis) [Feb 12, 1964] 6:15
4 E.S.P. (W. Shorter) [Jan 20, 1965] 5:28
5 Freedom Jazz Dance (E. Harris) [take 11] [Oct 24, 1966] 7:12
6 The Sorcerer (H. Hancock) [take 5] [May 17, 1967] 5:09
7 Nefertiti (W. Shorter) [take 4] [Jun 7, 1967] 7:50
8 Water Babies (W. Shorter) [take 4] [Jun 7, 1967] 6:05

Disc 4
1 Stuff (M. Davis) [take 2/3] [May 17, 1968] 17:00
2 Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet) (M. Davis-G. Evans) [part 1, take 2] [Sep 24, 1968] 5:38
3 In a Silent Way - It's About That Time (J. Zawinul-M. Davis) [Feb 18, 1969] 19:55
4 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) [Aug 19, 1969] 26:56


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 10, 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); Tony Miranda (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)

February 4, 1958
Miles Davis (tpt); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

May 26, 1958
Miles Davis (tpt); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

July 3, 1958
Miles Davis (tpt); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Willis Conover (ann)

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)

April 22, 1959
Miles Davis (tpt); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

November 20, 1959
Miles Davis (tpt, flh); Ernie Royal (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Taft Jordan (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Dick Hixon (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Buffington (frh); John Barrows (frh); Earl Chapin (frh); Jimmy McAllister (tuba); Al Block (fl); Eddie Caine (fl); Romeo Penque (oboe); Harold Feldman (oboe, cl); Danny Bank (bcl); Jack Knitzer (bssn); Janet Putnam (harp); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Elvin Jones (perc); José Mangual (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)

April 21, 1961
Miles Davis (tpt); Hank Mobley (ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

May 14, 1963
Miles Davis (tpt); George Coleman (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

July 27, 1963
Miles Davis (tpt); George Coleman (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d); André Francis (ann)

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)

October 24, 1966
Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

May 17, 1967
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)

May 17, 1968
Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (el-p); Ron Carter (el-b); Tony Williams (d)

September 24, 1968
Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Tony Williams (d)

February 18, 1969
Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss); John McLaughlin (g); Herbie Hancock (el-p); Chick Corea (el-p); Josef Zawinul (org); Dave Holland (b); Tony Williams (d)

August 19, 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, perc); Jumma Santos [Jim Riley] (perc)

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