Miles Davis & the First Great Quintet (Sextet) (1956 - 1959)

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Miles Davis was more than a trumpet player, composer and taste-maker—he led some of the greatest bands in the history of jazz. In this hour, we will feature his first great quintet of John Coltrane on tenor, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Miles Davis Quintet. "How Am I to Know" from Miles (Prestige) 3:15
  • Host speaks 7:53
  • Miles Davis Quintet. "Blues by Five" from Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige) 9:43
  • Miles Davis Quintet. "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" from Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige) 19:37
  • Host speaks 18:38
  • Miles Davis Quintet. "'Round Midnight" from 'Round About Midnight. (Columbia) 31:10
  • Host speaks 37:05
  • Miles Davis Sextet. "Milestones" from Milestones (Columbia) 38:42
  • Host speaks 44:22
  • Miles Davis Sextet. "So What" from Kind of Blue (Columbia) 47:27
  • Host Outro 56:47

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