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.
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”.
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.
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
Springsville – John Carisi
The Maids of Cadiz – Léo Delibes
The Duke – Dave Brubeck
My Ship – Kurt Weill
Miles Ahead – Miles Davis, Gil Evans
Blues for Pablo – Gil Evans
New Rhumba – Ahmad Jamal
Medley Pt. 1: The Meaning of the Blues – Bobby Troup, Leah Worth
Medley Pt. 2: Lament – J. Johnson
I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone but You) – Jack Elliot, Harold Spina
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.
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.
Dual Mr. Anthony Tillmon Williams Process – Miles Davis and Tony Williams