Miles Davis

Miles Davis Live in 1958

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This LP contains radio and television appearances by two versions of Davis's groups along with a mystery band. Side one is the main reason to acquire this set for it features versions of "Four," "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "No Blues" performed by the Davis Quintet of 1958 with tenor-saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. There are two other songs ("All of You" and "Four" supposedly played by the same group but actually dating from Sept. 1957 and featuring Davis with Bobby Jaspar on tenor, pianist Tommy Flanagan, Chamber and Jones. Concluding this set is a televised jam-session version of "What Is This Thing Called Love" on which the personnel listing is mostly wrong. Davis is not present (the trumpeter might be Nat Adderley or Art Farmer ) but one can hear baritonist Gerry Mulligan, trombonist Bennie Green and percusionist Candido. Miles Davis and 'Trane completists will need to acquire this LP anyway.