Miles Davis – The Cool Jazz Sound (1959) (Live) (Music Video)

Miles Davis – The Cool Jazz Sound 1959 Exemplary television program with the Miles Davis Quintet featuring John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, and including the Gil Evans Orchestra. The Sound of Miles Davis (New York, April 2, 1959): Miles Davis (tp); John Coltrane (ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy […]

Miles Davis – The Cool Jazz Sound 1959

Exemplary television program with the Miles Davis Quintet featuring John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, and including the Gil Evans Orchestra. The Sound of Miles Davis (New York, April 2, 1959): Miles Davis (tp); John Coltrane (ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Ernie Royal (tp); Clyde Reasinger (tp); Louis Mucci (tp); Johnny Coles (tp); Emmett Berry (tp); Frank Rehak (tbn); Jimmy Cleveland (tbn); Bill Elton (tbn); Rod Levitt (tbn); Julius Watkins (french horn); Bob Northern (french horn); Bill Barber (tuba); Danny Bank (bass clarinet); Romeo Penque (woodwinds); Eddie Caine (woodwinds). So What, The Duke, Blues for Pablo, New Rhumba

Bobby Troup hosted this excellent television show that featured the best in contemporary jazz; this episode collects a stunning array of jazz heavyweights together on one stage. The performance was given in 1959, three years after Miles’ legendary album THE BIRTH OF THE COOL, around the same time that he released the seminal KIND OF BLUE. John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, and the Gil Evans Orchestra, among others, all joined Davis at the show. This is an important document of a musician who was responsible for changing the face of the American music scene many times over, and will be an appreciable addition to the collection of any jazz enthusiast. The song list includes “So What,” “The Duke,” “Blues for Pablo,” and “New Rhumba.”



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