The Miles Davis Quintet Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet Hybrid Mono SACD
Hybrid Mono SACD in Mini LP Jacket!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Mono Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest jazz titles
ever in their Prestige Mono Series on Hybrid Mono SACD.
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing
an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet is in every way a masterpiece. When Davis
the trumpeter (1926-1991) had formed the band in 1955, his colleagues — tenor
saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and
drummer Philly Joe Jones — were not considered jazz-world A-listers. And before
conquering his narcotics addiction earlier in the '50s, Davis had seen his
once-promising career go into eclipse. By 1956, however, his sound, especially
when muted, was an achingly personal counterpart to the vocals of Billie Holiday
and Frank Sinatra. Relaxin’ (plus its Prestige companions, Miles, Cookin’,
Workin’, and Steamin’) reestablished Davis, and elevated his quintet as the gold
standard of small groups.
This set is called Relaxin' because of the ballad performances in several
different bright tempos. From medium-bounce to crisply up, Relaxin’ remains one
of Davis’s sunniest outings, a prime example of one of the outstanding ensembles
of the 20th century reaching the summit of their artistry.
Originally released in 1957.
"The solid nature of the unit as a singular musical force is immediately
apparent...Relaxin' offers something for every degree of jazz enthusiast.
Likewise, the quintet's recordings provide a tremendous introduction for the
curious jazz consumer." -Lindsay Planer, allmusic.com
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Mono SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
• Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
Miles Davis, trumpet
Red Garland, piano
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Paul Chambers, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums
1. If I Were A Bell
2. You're My Everything
3. I Could Write A Book
5. It Could Happen To You
6. Woody 'n You