Undeniably one of the most iconic smaIl bands in the history of jazz, the Miles Davis Quintet of the mid-1950s featured an all-star line-up of Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). This edition of Workin'— released as part of the Original Jazz Classics Series—is cut from the original master tapes (AAA) by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. The LP is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI and housed in a replica of its original Tip-On jacket with obi.
Since its inception in 1982, Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics® (OJC) series quickly established a reputation as the go-to imprint for collectible jazz reissues. OJC served as a home for the label's impressive jazz catalog – which had grown to include thousands of celebrated titles from Prestige, Galaxy, Milestone, Riverside, Debut, Contemporary, Jazzland, and Pablo. Drawing on this vast wealth of material, Original Jazz Classics released over 850 titles.
Its goal was simple: to reissue influential jazz albums with the utmost care and reverence for the originals — from the cover art and liner notes to the audio recordings themselves. Given Craft Recordings' shared passion for meticulous preservation and quality, it is a natural step to relaunch Original Jazz Classics as part of the Craft family.
2023 sees the continuation of this influential jazz series on audiophile-quality vinyl, through the ongoing release of several of the most coveted (and long out-of-print) albums in this vast collection.
Few bands in the history of jazz have had the quality of this group...The whole LP is a gas. I don't see how anyone can do without it.
The trumpeter is at his boppiest best, working beautifully off the work of Coltrane, and a rhythm section that boasts pianist Red Garland and drummer Philly Joe Jones.
- Craft Original Jazz Classics Series
- 180g Vinyl LP
- (AAA) Lacquers Cut from the Original Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
- Pressed at RTI
- Tip-On Jacket with OBI
|trumpet (except "Ahmad's Blues")
|tenor saxophone (except "Ahmad's Blues")
|"Philly" Joe Jones
- It Never Entered My Mind
- In Your Own Sweet Way
- The Theme (Take # 1)
- Trane's Blues
- Ahmad's Blues
- Half Nelson
- The Theme (Take # 2)