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On December 16, 1963.

On December 16, 1963, “Columbia” label released “Quiet Nights”, the 36th Miles Davis album, and his fourth and final album collaboration with Gil Evans. It was recorded July – November 1962, April 1963, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Teo Macero and Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Gil Evans – arranger, conductor
  • Shorty Baker, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal – trumpets
  • J.J. Johnson, Frank Rehak – trombones
  • Ray Alonge, Don Corrado, Julius Watkins – french horns
  • Bill Barber – tuba
  • Steve Lacy – soprano saxophone
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Albert Block – flute
  • Ray Beckenstein, Jerome Richardson – woodwinds
  • Garvin Bushell, Bob Tricarico – bassoons
  • Janet Putnam – harp
  • Victor Feldman – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums
  • Frank Butler – drums
  • Willie Bobo – bongos
  • Elvin Jones – percussion
  • Fred Plaut – engineer
  • Dan Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

  1. Song No. 2 (a.k.a. Prenda Minha, Brazilian folk song) – Gil Evans, Miles Davis
  2. Once Upon a Summertime – Johnny Mercer, Michel Legrand
  3. Aos Pés da Cruz – Marino Pinto, José Gonçalves
  4. Song No. 1 (a.k.a. Adelita by Francisco Tárrega) – Gil Evans, Miles Davis
  5. Wait Till You See Her – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  6. Corcovado – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  7. Summer Night – Harry Warren, Al Dubin

On July 18, 1960.

On July 18, 1960, “Columbia” label released “Sketches of Spain”, the 34th Miles Davis album. It was recorded November 15 and 20, 1959 and March 10, 1960, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero and Irving Townsend. Miles Davis and Gil Evans won the 1961 “Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition”. In 2003, the album was ranked at number 358 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Gil Evans– arranger, conductor
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Danny Bank– bass clarinet
  • Bill Barber– tuba
  • John Barrows– French horn
  • Albert Block– flute
  • James Buffington– French horn
  • Eddie Caine– flute
  • Earl Chapin– French horn
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Johnny Coles– trumpet
  • Harold Feldman– clarinet, flute, oboe
  • Bernie Glow– trumpet
  • Dick Hixon– trombone
  • Elvin Jones– percussion
  • Taft Jordan– trumpet
  • Jack Knitzer– bassoon
  • Jose Mangual– percussion
  • Jimmy McAllister– tuba
  • Tony Miranda– French horn
  • Louis Mucci– trumpet
  • Romeo Penque– oboe
  • Janet Putnam– harp
  • Frank Rehak– trombone
  • Ernie Royal– trumpet
  • Joe Singer– French horn

Track listing:

  1. Concierto de Aranjuez(Adagio) – Joaquín Rodrigo
  2. Will o’ the Wisp – Manuel de Falla
  3. The Pan Piper (Alborada de Vigo) – traditional
  4. Saeta – Gil Evans
  5. Solea – Gil Evans

On October 21, 1957.

On October 21, 1957, “Columbia” label released “Miles Ahead”, the second Miles Davis album for this label. It was recorded May 6, 10, 23, 27 – August 22, 1957, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian and Cal Lampley.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – flugelhorn
  • Gil Evans– arranger, conductor
  • Bernie Glow– lead trumpet
  • Ernie Royal, Louis Mucci, Taft Jordan, John Carisi– trumpet
  • Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Bennett – trombone
  • Tom Mitchell – bass trombone
  • Willie Ruff, Tony Miranda, Jim Buffington – French horn
  • Bill Barber– tuba
  • Lee Konitz– alto sax
  • Danny Bank– bass clarinet
  • Romeo Penque, Sid Cooper – flute, clarinet
  • Paul Chambers– double bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Wynton Kelly- piano

Track listing:

  1. Springsville – John Carisi
  2. The Maids of Cadiz – Léo Delibes
  3. The Duke – Dave Brubeck
  4. My Ship – Kurt Weill
  5. Miles Ahead – Miles Davis, Gil Evans
  6. Blues for Pablo – Gil Evans
  7. New Rhumba – Ahmad Jamal
  8. Medley Pt. 1: The Meaning of the Blues – Bobby Troup, Leah Worth
  9. Medley Pt. 2: Lament – J. Johnson
  10. I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone but You) – Jack Elliot, Harold Spina