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Miles Davis - Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet



Analogue Productions (Prestige)



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APRJ 7094
UPC: 753088709432
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 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

180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings

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. ... (Cookin') does have a warm, quite intimate perspective, with a fine sense of instrumental textures." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, December 2015


Cookin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet is the first classic album of four total that emerged from two marathon and fruitful sessions recorded in 1956 (the other three discs released in Cookin’s wake were Workin’, Relaxin’ and Steamin’). All the albums were recorded live in the studio, as Davis sought to capture, with Rudy Van Gelder’s expert engineering, the sense of a club show á la the Café Bohemia in New York, with his new quintet, featuring tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. In Miles’s own words, he says he called this album Cookin’ because “that’s what we did—came in and cooked.” What’s particularly significant about this Davis album is his first recording of what became a classic tune for him: “My Funny Valentine.” Hot playing is also reserved for the uptempo number “Tune Up,” which revs with the zoom of both the leader and ’Trane.

Originally released in 1957

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


Side 1
My Funny Valentine
Blues By Five

Side 2
Tune Up
When Lights Are Low

Customer Reviews (4.67 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 06/02/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
What a lovely pressing. The things I look for, tonal balance, "presence" of individual instruments, clarity of each part of the whole are all there in spades. I had to remind myself this is a mono pressing since at the end of side 2 I swear it sounded like a narrow stereo. I actually heard sax on the right and trumpet on the left between the speakers. On top of that is the music itself; an album for jazz enthusiasts to enjoy for many years to come. Worth every penny, for each penny represents a moment of a lifetime of enjoyment.

Great sound, great cover, warped pressing

posted on 04/11/2013
4 Stars
The sound quality of this reissue is probably as good as it gets at 33 1/3. The cover is of exceptionally good quality, both in the printing and the graphics. My only complaint is the vinyl has a severe dish warp, that prevents the album from making any contact with the platter mat on one side, and just a thin sliver on the other. After spending so much time setting up stylus azimuth, it all goes out the window when the vinyl surface is so far from flat.

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