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Miles Davis
The New Miles Davis Quintet

Original Jazz Classics [OJC]

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Miles Davis wasn’t always the jazz icon the public know and revere today. In fact, his superstar status only came in the wake of his catalytic appearance at the second-ever Newport Jazz Festival, held in July 1955, which transformed him from a talented musician into jazz’s man of the moment. It was coming off the back of this success that the trumpeter formed a stable band and entered a new phase of his recording career, with the 1956 album Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet.

“That group really put me on the map.”
 - Miles Davis

Prestige released Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet in an unusual and slightly garish, green-tinted cover (later editions were blue) depicting a stark winter scene. That incongruous image didn’t put off jazz fans, however, who regarded Davis’ quintet as one of the coolest new bands in jazz.

“The group I had with Coltrane made me and him a legend,” the trumpeter later wrote in Miles: The Autobiography, recalling the impact of the Coltrane-Garland-Chambers-Jones lineup. “That group really put me on the map in the musical world.”

It certainly did. Neither Miles Davis nor jazz were ever the same again. – U Discover Music

Label: Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJC-006, Prestige ‎– P-7014

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Country: US

Genre: Jazz

Style: Hard Bop, Modal