Miles Davis / Miles Davis Quintet

Workin' & Steamin'

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This two-LP set combines together a pair of classic albums by the Miles Davis Quintet of 1956, the group that also featured John Coltrane on tenor, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. Even though all but two of these 14 selections were recorded at the same May 11 session, the music has plenty of variety and does not sound rushed. Highpoints include "It Never Entered My Mind," "Four," "In Your Own Sweet Way," "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" "Diane" and "When I Fall in Love." Davis's beautiful muted statements made these two of his most popular albums. This timeless music has since been reissued on CD.

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