Miles Davis

Live at the Barrel, Vol. 2

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Davis's scuffling lifestyle in the early '50s resulted in many low-profile gigs in lowly nightclubs. In 1952 he passed through his hometown St. Louis and sat in with the popular tenor Jimmy Forrest. Three decades later Prestige released two LPs from this forgotten engagement. The recording quality is low-fi and the performances are competent but hardly memorable. Still, completists will probably want to get this second volume which has performances of five standards, two of them Tadd Dameron compositions.

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