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’s 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. Steamin’ is a significant portion
of the music of the remarkable group.
• Vinyl LP
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
Recorded May 11, 1956 in Hackensack, NJ. "When You Needn't" Recorded October 26, 1956.