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Miles Davis recorded this music in the company of such other giants as Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke, Percy Heath, Sonny Rollins, and Horace Silver. Today the music they made is regarded as classic. "Bags' Groove," in two versions, is a perfect illustration of the improvisatory process, and the various delights that can develop from take to take; the date with Rollins reveals his development toward major status.
The third release in the Prestige 70th Anniversary ThinkIndie Series.
Bags Groove was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder and originally released by Prestige Records. It compiles material from two 10" LPs recorded in 1954, plus two alternative takes. It is described in Allmusic as " a cornerstone of the post-bop genre."
Features Thelonious Monk on the two takes of the title track, Sonny Rollins on tenor saxophone, Kenny Clarke on drums, Milt Jackson on vibraphone, Percy Heath on bass, and Horace Silver on piano in "Airegin" and "But Not For Me (Take 1)."
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Miles Davis, trumpet
Milt Jackson, vibes (Side A)
Thelonious Monk, piano (Side A)
Sonny Rollins, tenor sax (Side B)
Horace Silver, piano (Side B)
Percy Heath, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums
1. Bags' Groove (take 1)
2. Bags' Groove (take 2)
3. But Not For Me (take 2)
5. But Not For Me (take 1)