Miles Davis

'Round About Midnight

  • Released: 28/09/2017
  • Label: DOL
  • Genre: Jazz

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Given that 'Round About Midnight was Miles Davis' debut Columbia recording, it was both a beginning and an ending. Certainly the beginning of his recording career with the label that issued most if not all of his important recordings; and the recording debut of an exciting new band that had within its ranks Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers, pianist Red Garland, and an all but unknown tenor player named John Coltrane. The title track was chosen because of its unique rendition with a muted trumpet, and debuted at the Newport Jazz Festival the summer before to a thunderous reception. The date was also an ending of sorts because by the time of the album's release, Davis had already broken up the band, which re-formed with Cannonball Adderley a year later as a sextet, but it was a tense year.

Musically, this sound is as unusual and as beautiful as it was when issued in 1956. Davis had already led the charge through two changes in jazz -- both cool jazz and hard bop -- and was beginning to move in another direction here that wouldn't be defined for another two years. There's little else to say except that 'Round About Midnight is among the most essential of Davis' Columbia recordings.

Tracklist

A1 'Round About Midnight
A2 Ah-Leu-Cha
A3 All Of You
B1 Bye, Bye, Blackbird
B2 Tadd's Delight
B3 Dear Old Stockholm

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