The Miles Davis Quintet Steamin' 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.
Of Miles Davis's many bands, none was more influential and popular than the
quintet with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.
Davis' muted ballads and medium-tempo standards endeared him to the public. The
horns' searing exposition of classics like "Salt Peanuts" and "Well, You
Needn't" captivated musicians. The searching, restless improvisations of
Coltrane intrigued listeners who had a taste for adventure. The flawless rhythm
section became a model for bands everywhere.
All of the stylistic elements that made Miles Davis’ 1956 quintet one of the
immortal bands in jazz history are on display in this collection. “Surrey with
the Fringe on Top” and “Diane” are medium-tempo standards that highlight the
contrast between the leader’s Harmon-muted horn, the explorations of John
Coltrane’s tenor sax and Red Garland’s sparkling piano. “Salt Peanuts” and
“Well, You Needn’t,” each a modern jazz classic, allow for intense swinging over
the beat of Paul Chambers’ bass and Philly Joe Jones’ drums. And “Something I
Dreamed Last Night” and “When I Fall in Love” give us vulnerable, visceral
ballad playing by Davis that remains unsurpassed. This album was originally
released in 1961.
"The end results are consistently astonishing. At the center of Steamin', as
with most outings by this band, are the group improvisations which consist of
solo upon solo of arguably the sweetest and otherwise most swinging interactions
known to have existed between musicians...Although there is no original material
on Steamin', it may best represent the ability of the Miles Davis quintet to
take standards and rebuild them to suit their qualifications." -Lindsay
• 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
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Red Garland, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums
1. Surrey With the Fringe on Top
2. Salt Peanuts
3. Something I Dreamed Last Night
5. Well You Needn't
6. When I Fall In Love