Conception [Original recording reissued]

DiscoConception [Original recording reissued]
Year1951 [1991]
Notes1991 - Conception (w Stan Getz, Lee Konitz) ---- March 8, 1951 (4 items; TT = 11:10) Apex Studio, New York NY Commercial for Prestige Lee Konitz Sextet Miles Davis (tpt); Lee Konitz (as); Sal Mosca (p); Billy Bauer (g); Arnold Fishkin (b); Max Roach (d) 1 Odjenar (G. Russell) 2:51 2 Ezz-thetic (G. Russell) 2:51 3 Hibeck (L. Konitz) 3:04 4 Yesterdays (J. Kern-O. Harbach) 2:24 Davis played as a sideman in this Konitz-led studio group. The real star was George Russell, returning to the scene with the arrangements on "Odjenar" (written for his wife) and "Ezz-thetic" (for Ezzard Charles). Konitz has a nice solo on "Ezz-thetic," and Davis stays in the background throughout. --- October 5, 1951 (7 items; TT = 45:19) Apex Studio, New York NY Commercial for Prestige Miles Davis Sextet Miles Davis (tpt); Jackie McLean (as); Sonny Rollins (ts); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Tommy Potter (b); Art Blakey (d) 1 Conception (G. Shearing) 4:00 2 Out of the Blue (M. Davis) 6:15 3 Denial (M. Davis) 5:39 4 Bluing (M. Davis) 9:56 As the tune winds down, Davis complains to Blakey, "C'mon, you got to end it, man. You know the arrangement." 5 Dig (M. Davis) 7:34 6 My Old Flame (A. Johnston-S. Coslow) 6:32 7 It's Only a Paper Moon (H. Arlen-B. Rose-E.Y. Harburg) 5:23 "Denial" is based on Charlie Parker's "Confirmation." McLean is out on "Conception," "My Old Flame," and "Paper Moon." This was apparently McLean's first studio session. In addition, this session was one of the first Prestige released on its new 10" LP series. Note the length of several of the tunes. As Ira Gitler wrote in the notes to PRLP 124, "This album gives Miles more freedom than he has ever had on record for time limits were not strictly enforced. There is opportunity to build ideas into a definite cumulative effect. These ideas sound much more like air-shots than studio recordings... Here are New Sounds at greater length. Listen to them at great length."