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In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Drum Suite”, album by Art Blakey, side one is the Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble, side two is the Jazz Messengers. It was recorded June – December 1956, February 1957, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ira Sullivan – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Sam Dockery – piano
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Oscar Pettiford – bass, cello
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass
  • Wilbur Ware – bass
  • Jo Jones – drums
  • Charles “Specs” Wright – drums, timpani, gong
  • Candido Camero – bongos
  • Sabu Martinez – bongos 

Track listing:

  1. The Sacrifice – Art Blakey
  2. Cubano Chant – Ray Bryant
  3. Oscalypso – Oscar Pettiford
  4. Nica’s Tempo – Gigi Gryce
  5. D’s Dilemma – Mal Waldron
  6. Just for Marty – Bill Hardman

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

On November 2, 1976.

Miles Davies Water Babies

On November 2, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Water Babies”, Miles Davis studio album. “Water Babies” is a collection of “leftovers” from 1967’s “Nefertiti”, “Filles de Kilimanjaro” and 1968’s “In a Silent Way” sessions. The recording sessions took place on June 7, 13, 23, 1967, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York; and November 11–12, 1968, at “Columbia Studio B” in New York. The album was produced by Teo Macero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter– tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Chick Corea– electric piano
  • Dave Holland– bass

All compositions by Wayne Shorter, except where noted.

  1. Water Babies
  2. Capricorn
  3. Sweet Pea
  4. Two Faced
  5. Dual Mr. Anthony Tillmon Williams Process – Miles Davis and Tony Williams