Miles Ahead session details

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March 8, 1951 (4 items; TT = 11:10)
Apex Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Prestige
Lee Konitz Sextet

Miles Davis (tpt); Lee Konitz (as); Sal Mosca (p); Billy Bauer (g); Arnold Fishkin (b); Max Roach (d)

1 Odjenar (G. Russell) 2:51
2 Ezz-thetic (G. Russell) 2:51
3 Hibeck (L. Konitz) 3:04
4 Yesterdays (J. Kern-O. Harbach) 2:24


1 Odjenar
78 rpm: Prestige 753
45 rpm: Prestige PREP 1319 [EP]
10" LP: Prestige PRLP 116
12" LP: Prestige 7013, Prestige P-012 (12 LP), Victor SMJ-6524, Victor VIJ-5090/5101 (12 LP)
CD: Fantasy OJC-1726, Prestige 8PCD-012, Victor VICJ-40225/32, Universal UCCO-9421

2 Ezz-thetic
78 rpm: Prestige 743
45 rpm: Prestige PREP 1319 [EP]
10" LP: Prestige PRLP 116
12" LP: Prestige 7013, Prestige P-012 (12 LP), Victor SMJ-6524, Victor VIJ-5090/5101 (12 LP)
CD: Fantasy OJC-1726, Prestige 8PCD-012, Victor VICJ-40225/32, Universal UCCO-9421

3 Hibeck
78 rpm: Prestige 743
45 rpm: Prestige PREP 1319 [EP]
10" LP: Prestige PRLP 116
12" LP: Prestige 7013, Prestige P-012 (12 LP), Victor SMJ-6524, Victor VIJ-5090/5101 (12 LP)
CD: Fantasy OJC-1726, Prestige 8PCD-012, Victor VICJ-40225/32, Universal UCCO-9421

4 Yesterdays
78 rpm: Prestige 753; New Jazz 843
45 rpm: Prestige PREP 1319 [EP]
10" LP: Prestige PRLP 116
12" LP: Prestige 7013, Prestige P-012 (12 LP), Victor SMJ-6524, Victor VIJ-5090/5101 (12 LP)
CD: Fantasy OJC-1726, Prestige 8PCD-012, Victor VICJ-40225/32, Universal UCCO-9421


Davis played as a sideman in this Konitz-led studio group. The real star was George Russell, returning to the scene with the compositions and arrangements on "Odjenar" (written for his wife, painter Juanita Odjenar) and "Ezz-thetic" (for Ezzard Charles). Konitz has a nice solo on "Ezz-thetic," and Davis stays in the background throughout. Konitz's "Hibeck" (written for his daughter Rebecca) is based on "Pennies from Heaven"; Davis plays a one-chorus solo following Konitz. Davis has some nice phrases in the introduction and coda of "Yesterdays," but Konitz is the only soloist.

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