Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet

 (mono)


Label:

Analogue Productions (Prestige)

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
APRJ 7129
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200 Gram Vinyl Record



200 Gram LP  

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For sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series

Cut from the analogue masters by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray

200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings has a flat edge profile and deep groove label, true to the original LP

Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket

"Analogue Productions has continued to push its own already high bar higher still. Its Quality Record Pressings plant is delivering the best vinyl discs to be found, its jackets and cover reproduction quality have hit new levels, and it continues to have the best in the biz - such as Kevin Gray for this series (25 mono LPs from the Prestige label's exceptional late-50s run) cut lacquers from original analog master tapes.  ... the sound has a great sense of 'jump' or energy, and it's warmly textured yet precise and well detailed, with nice body. Coltrane's sax was very nicely recorded, plus this was when he was really coming into his own as a player." — Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, December 2015

Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet is in every way a masterpiece. When Davis 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 ’50s, 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.

This set is called Relaxin’ because of the ballad performances in several different 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.

Originally released in 1957.


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

 



1. If I Were A Bell
2. You're My Everything
3. I could Write A Book
4. Oleo
5. It could Happen To You
6. Woody'n You

Customer Reviews (4.75 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Relaxed!

posted on 05/30/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Emmanuel
Nothing to do but relax after you spin this one. Highly recommended. I'm frustrated AP they haven't resumed pressing on the rest of this series.


Just About As Good As It Gets

posted on 12/18/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Carl E. Baugher
This record has literally never sounded better, regardless of the pedigree or vintage of the pressing. I have literally never heard a better sounding reissue and I've heard an awful lot of them. One of my favorite records by Miles or anyone else has it all: warmth, depth, buttery smooth and wide-ranging, realistic instrumental textures and an immediacy that almost makes me grope for terms like "magic." But I won't. I'll just say that this a great reissue LP and leave it at that. That's enough.


Great ! But what about track 3 ???

posted on 12/08/2013
4 Stars
Again a great Prestige reissue by Analogue Productions but can anybody tell why there is tape hiss/distortion on "I could Write A Book"?


wonderful!

posted on 10/26/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
I have the Fantasy SACD and the 45 rpm KG/Hoffman of this and all i can say is, WOW!! Chad and crew, you've done it again!! It sounds brilliant, live and Miles and the guys are in the room with me!! Mono never sounded so good!! Are you sure this is a 33?! Blows away the SACD, and sounds just as good as the 45 in a different way! If you're a jazz fan or a miles and coltrane enthusiast, you can't go wrong!! As always, the QRP pressing is quiet and dynamic, with no noise that i could hear!! Groovin!


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