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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
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On September 2, 1958.

On September 2, 1958, “Columbia” label released “Milestones”, the third Miles Davis album for this label. It was recorded February –  March, 1958, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet, piano
  • Julian “Cannonball” Adderley– alto saxophone
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland– piano
  • Paul Chambers– double bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums

Track listing:

  1. Jekyll – Jackie McLean
  2. Sid’s Ahead – Miles Davis
  3. Two Bass Hit – John Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie
  4. Miles – Miles Davis
  5. Billy Boy – traditional; arranged by Ahmad Jamal
  6. Straight, No Chaser – Thelonious Monk

In April 1956.

In April 1956, “Prestige” label released “Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet”, the ninth Miles Davis album. It was recorded on November 16, 1955, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums

Track listing:

  1. Just Squeeze Me – Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines
  2. There Is No Greater Love – Isham Jones, Marty Symes
  3. How Am I to Know? – Dorothy Parker, Jack King
  4. S’posin’ – Paul Denniker, Andy Razaf
  5. The Theme – Miles Davis
  6. Stablemates – Benny Golson

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Riverside” label released “Explorations”, the seventh Bill Evans album. It was recorded on February 2, 1961, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews. “Explorations” won the Billboard Jazz Critics Best Piano LP poll for 1961.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Scott LaFaro- bass
  • Paul Motian– drums
  • Bill Stoddard – engineer
  • Shigeo Miyamoto – mastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Israel – John Carisi
  2. Haunted Heart – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  3. Beautiful Love” (take 2) – Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne, Victor Young, Haven Gillespie
  4. Elsa – Earl Zindars
  5. Nardis – Miles Davis
  6. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  7. I Wish I Knew – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
  8. Sweet and Lovely – Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias

In March 1959.

In March 1959, “Blue Note” label released “Newk’s Time”, the fourteen Sonny Rollins studio album. It was recorded on September 22, 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Rollins– tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Doug Watkins– bass
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Recorded by – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Cover photo – Francis Wolff

Track listing:

  1. Tune Up – Miles Davis
  2. Asiatic Raes – Kenny Dorham
  3. Wonderful! Wonderful! – Sherman Edwards-Ben Raleigh
  4. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  5. Blues for Philly Joe – Sonny Rollins
  6. Namely You – Gene de Paul-Johnny Mercer

In January 1958.

In January 1958, “Fontana” label released “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud”, album by Miles Davis. It was recorded on December 4 and 5, 1957, at “Le Poste Parisien Studio” in Paris. The album features the musical cues for the 1958 Louis Malle film “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud”.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Barney Wilen– tenor saxophone
  • René Urtreger– piano
  • Pierre Michelot– bass
  • Kenny Clarke– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Miles Davis.

  1. Générique
  2. L’ Assassinat de Carala
  3. Sur L’Autoroute
  4. Julien Dans L’Ascenseur
  5. Florence Sur Les Champs Élysées
  6. Dîner au Motel
  7. Évasion De Julien
  8. Visite Du Vigile
  9. Au Bar du Petit Bac
  10. Chez Le Photographe Du Motel

On September 2, 2001.

On September 2, 2001, Jay Migliori died aged 70. He was saxophonist, best known as a founding member of Supersax, a tribute band to Charlie Parker. In his five decades long career, he has performed and recorded with many famous jazz and rock musicians and bands, including Woody Herman,Frank Sinatra, Onzy Matthews, Maynard Ferguson, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Nat Adderley, Gene Ammons, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Dick Dale, Neil Diamond, Hampton Hawes, Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, Neil Young and Frank Zappa.