Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet [LP] (Viny - UrbanVinylStore

Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet [LP] (Vinyl)

Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet is in every way a masterpiece. When the trumpeter (1926-1991) had formed the band in 1955, his colleagues - tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones - were not considered jazz-world A-listers. And before conquering his narcotics addiction earlier in the Fifties, Davis had seen his once-promising career go into eclipse. By 1956, however, his sound, especially when muted, was an achingly personal counterpart to the vocals of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. Relaxin’ (plus its Prestige companions, Miles, Cookin’, Workin’, and Steamin’) reestablished Davis, and elevated his quintet as the gold standard of small groups.

With its accent on bright tempos, from medium-bounce to crisply up, Relaxin’ remains one of Davis’s sunniest outings, a prime example of one of the outstanding ensembles of the 20th century reaching the summit of their artistry.


Bass - Paul Chambers

Drums - Philly Joe Jones

Liner Notes - Ira Gitler

Piano - Red Garland

Recorded By - Van Gelder

Saxophone [Tenor] - John Coltrane

Supervised By - Bob Weinstock

Trumpet - Miles Davis


A1 If I Were A Bell 8:15

Written-By - Frank Loesser

A2 You're My Everything 5:18

Written-By - Warren, Young, Dixon

A3 I Could Write A Book 5:10

Written-By - Rodgers-Hart

B1 Oleo 5:52

Written-By - Sonny Rollins

B2 It Could Happen To You 6:37

Written-By - Burke-Van Heusen

B3 Woody'n You 5:01

Written-By - Dizzy Gillespie