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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 December 14, 1959.

On December 14, 1959, “Columbia” label released “Time Out”, the 16th Dave Brubeck Quartet album, and the 27th Dave Brubeck album overall. It was recorded June 25, July 1, and August 18, 1959, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”

Personnel:

  • Dave Brubeck– piano
  • Paul Desmond– alto saxophone
  • Eugene Wright– bass
  • Joe Morello– drums
  • Fred Plaut– engineer
  • Neil Fujita– cover artwork
  • Seth Rothstein – project director

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Brubeck, except where noted.

  1.  Blue Rondo à la Turk
  2. Strange Meadow Lark
  3. Take Five – Paul Desmond
  4. Three to Get Ready
  5. Kathy’s Waltz
  6. Everybody’s Jumpin’
  7. Pick Up Sticks

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Columbia” label released “Someday My Prince Will Come”, the 35th Miles Davis album. It was recorded in March 1961, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studio” in Manhattan, New York City, and was produced by Teo Mecero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Hank Mobley– tenor saxophone
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Fred Plaut, Frank Laico – engineers
  • Bob Cato– cover design
  • Frances Davis – cover model

Track listing:

  1. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  2. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  3. Pfrancing – Miles Davis
  4. Drad-Dog – Miles Davis
  5. Teo – Miles Davis
  6. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer

 

On August 17, 1959.

MilesDavis Kind o fBlue

On August 17, 1959, “Columbia” label released “Kind of Blue” album by Miles Davis. It was recorded March 2 and April 22, 1959, at  “Columbia’s 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero and Irving Townsend. The album 46 minutes of innovations, improvisation and musical excellence has changed not only the face of jazz but the course of modern music. “Kind of Blue” is not only the best selling jazz album of all times (it was certified quadruple platinum in sales by the “Recording Industry Association of America”) and Davis personal masterpiece but is also regarded as one of the most influential albums in the history of modern music ever. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Kind of Blue” at number 12 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet, band leader
  • Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – alto saxophone
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Evans – piano
  • Wynton Kelly – piano
  • Paul Chambers – double bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums
  • Fred Plaut— engineering
  • Don Hunstein — photography
  • Bill Evans — original liner notes

Track listing

  1. So What – Miles Davis
  2. Freddie Freeloader – Miles Davis
  3. Blue in Green – Miles Davis, Bill Evans
  4. All Blues – Miles Davis
  5. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis, Bill Evans