Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Mono Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest jazz titles ever in their Prestige Mono Series on Hybrid Mono SACD.
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
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' 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.
All of the stylistic elements that made Miles Davis 1956 quintet one of the immortal bands in jazz history are on display in this collection. Surrey with the Fringe on Top and Diane are medium-tempo standards that highlight the contrast between the leaders Harmon-muted horn, the explorations of John Coltranes tenor sax and Red Garlands sparkling piano. Salt Peanuts and Well, You Neednt, each a modern jazz classic, allow for intense swinging over the beat of Paul Chambers bass and Philly Joe Jones drums. And Something I Dreamed Last Night and When I Fall in Love give us vulnerable, visceral ballad playing by Davis that remains unsurpassed. This album was originally released in 1961.
"The end results are consistently astonishing. At the center of Steamin', as with most outings by this band, are the group improvisations which consist of solo upon solo of arguably the sweetest and otherwise most swinging interactions known to have existed between musicians...Although there is no original material on Steamin', it may best represent the ability of the Miles Davis quintet to take standards and rebuild them to suit their qualifications." -Lindsay Planer, allmusic.com
Super Audio CD
SACD Mono SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
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