|Notes||Original folder name: 1999 - Love Songs (1957-64)|
Digitally remastered by Seth Foster (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
Miles Davis cut his teeth as a jazzman learning the chops-busting, blistering heads of bebop beside mentors Bird and Diz. But mid-tempo tunes and ballads suited this protean improviser's temperament more readily and set the musical terrain where he was to hone his unique trumpet voice. On sumptuous, lilting tunes like "Stella By Starlight," "Someday My Prince Will Come" and "I Loves You Porgy," Miles caresses melodies with the lyricism of a romantic poet in an ideal, after-hours set.
Talk about picking the right notes--if there is a more hauntingly poignant and beautiful sound in all of jazz than when Miles holds onto a single aching tone, it has not yet been recorded. As usual he keeps the best of company in the studio and on stage. John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Gil Evans, for example, are on hand for many of these tracks.
Recorded at CBS Studios, Hollywood, California on April 16 & 17, 1963; Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, New York between May 10, 1957 and March 21, 1961; live at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, New York on February 12, 1964.
Compilation producers: Seth Rothstein, Bob Belden.
Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Romeo Penque (flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet); Jerome Richardson (flute, alto flute, clarinet); Sid Cooper (flute, clarinet); Danny Bank (bass clarinet); Lee Konitz, Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); George Coleman, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal, Johnny Carisi, Taft Jordan, Bernie Glow (trumpet); Tony Miranda, Gunther Schuller, Julius Watkins, Willie Ruff (French horn); Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Bennett (trombone); Victor Feldman, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Kelly (piano); Frank Butler, Jimmy Cobb , Art Taylor (drums).
Recording information: CBS Studios, Hollywood, CA (05/10/1957-02/12/1964); Columbia 30th Street Studio (05/10/1957-02/12/1964); Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln, Center, NY (05/10/1957-02/12/1964).
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Bill Steele.
Arranger: Gil Evans.
Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Gil Evans (conductor, arranger); Lee Konitz, Cannonball Adderly (alto saxophone); George Coleman, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Taft Jordan, John Carisi, Johnnie Coles (trumpet); Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Bennett, Dick Hixon (trombone); Willie Ruff, Tony Miranda, Julius Watkins, Gunther Schuller (French horn); Bill Barber (tuba); Romeo Penque (flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet); Jerome Richardson (flute, alto flute, clarinet); Sid Cooper (flute, clarinet); Danny Bank (bass clarinet); Victor Feldman, Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock (piano); Ron Carter, Paul Chambers (bass); Frank Butler, Jimmy Cobb, Tony Williams (drums).
Producers: Teo Macero, George Avakian, Cal Lampley.
Label Sony Music
Orig Year 1999
CD Universe Part number 1089071
Catalog number 65853
Release Date Feb 02, 1999