Miles Davis Quartet – Musings of Miles {Riverside}[DCC] “mono”

Review by Scott Yanow (

Miles Davis was in the process of forming his first classic quintet when he recorded this date, a Prestige set reissued by the audiophile label DCC Compact Classics. The trumpeter is featured on a quartet outing with pianist Red Garland, bassist Oscar Pettiford, and drummer Philly Joe Jones, playing four standards plus a blues (“Green Haze”) and “I Didn’t,” his answer to Thelonious Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t.” Garland and Jones would soon be in Miles’ group, although the fiery Pettiford proved too difficult for the trumpeter to handle and was quickly succeeded by Paul Chambers. The interpretations are generally lyrical and melodic; even “A Night in Tunisia” sounds a bit mellow. Likable if not essential music.

01 – Will You Still Be Mine?
02 – I See Your Face Before Me
03 – I Didn’t
04 – A Gal in Calico
05 – A Night in Tunisia
06 – Green Haze

Miles Davis – trumpet
Red Garland – piano
Oscar Pettiford – bass
Philly Joe Jones – drums

Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey; June 7, 1955.

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork

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