Mastered by Kevin Gray & Cut from the Original Mono 100% Analog Master Tapes!
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Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige mono reissues from Analogue Productions 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at state-of -the-art plant Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.
Cookin With the Miles Davis Quintet is the first classic album of four total that emerged from two marathon and fruitful sessions recorded in 1956 (the other three discs released in Cookins wake were Workin, Relaxin and Steamin). All the albums were recorded live in the studio, as Davis sought to capture, with Rudy Van Gelders expert engineering, the sense of a club show á la the Café Bohemia in New York, with his new quintet, featuring tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. In Miless own words, he says he called this album Cookin because thats what we didcame in and cooked. Whats particularly significant about this Davis album is his first recording of what became a classic tune for him: My Funny Valentine. Hot playing is also reserved for the uptempo number Tune Up, which revs with the zoom of both the leader and Trane.
Originally released in 1957.
"[T]here is an undeniable telepathic cohesion that allows this band... to work so efficiently both on the stage and the studio. This same unifying force is also undoubtedly responsible for the extrasensory dimensions scattered throughout these recordings. The immediate yet somewhat understated ability of each musician to react with ingenuity and precision is expressed in the consistency and singularity of each solo as it is maintained from one musician to the next without the slightest deviation." - Lindsay Planer, allmusic.com
200g Vinyl LP
Limited Edition, Less Than 1000 Records per stamper, released in limited quantities
The Original 100% Analog Master Tapes were used working with only the Best Mastering Studios!
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Plated by Gary Salstrom
Plated and Pressed at Quality Record Pressings on Virgin Vinyl
Meticulous Test Pressing Evaluation and Quality Control
Deluxe Packaging using the highest quality jackets and rice paper inner sleeves
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Miles Davis, trumpet
John Coltrane, tenor saxe
Red Garland, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums
2. Tune Up
3. Just Squeeze Me
4. Blues By Five
5. My Funny Valentine