The Jazz Show Episode March 24, 2014

Broadcast on 24-Mar-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

This rather informal jam-type date was done just before Miles Davis formed his "first great quintet" and it features a newly healthy and strong Miles Davis just at the beginning of rise to Jazz stardom. It's an ad-hoc date with vibist Milt Jackson as the co-star. Miles had recorded with Milt on the legendary "Bags' Groove" date on Christmas Eve in 1954 and wanted to do more with Milt. Jackie McLean on alto was a Miles Davis protege and Miles opted to record two of McLean's compositions as well as present him on the front line. The second two pieces are without McLean who left the studio. The others involved along with Davis, Jackson and McLean are pianist Ray Bryant (a newcomer to New York at that time), bassist Percy Heath (a Davis favou
rite) and drummer Arthur Taylor. The date for all it's informalness is a perfect date with no gratuitous or uninspired playing and is a tribute to Miles, Milt, Jackie, Ray, Percy and Art.

Track Listing:

Yellow Duck
Zoot Sims · In Sweden
The Way You Look Tonight
Zoot Sims · In Sweded
East Of The Sun
Zoot Sims · Zoot Swings The Blues
Zoot Swings The Blues
Zoot Sims · Zoot Swings The Blues
Phineas Newborn Jr. · A World of Piano
Phineas Newborn Jr. · A World Of Piano
Lush Life
Phineas Newborn Jr. · A World Of Piano
Phineas Newborn Jr. · A World Of Piano
Fine And Mellow
Billie Holiday/Mal Waldron · The Sound of Jazz
The Train and the River
Jimmy Giuffre · The Sound of Jazz
Tijuana Gift Shop
Charles Mingus · Tijuana Moods
Los Mariachis
Charles Mingus · Tijuana Moods
Miles Davis · Sextet/Quintet
Minor March
Mies Davis · Sextet/Quintet
Bitty Ditty
Miles Davis · Sextet/Quntet
Miles Davis · Sextet/Quintet
Andrew Hill · Black Fire
McNeil Island
Andrew Hill · Black Fire