Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants [Rudy Van Gelder Remaster]
CAT # PRCD-30655-25
1. The Man I Love (Take 2) 7:56 2. Swing Spring 10:43 3. 'Round Midnight 5:21 4. Bemsha Swing 9:30 5. The Man I Love (Take 1) 8:28
Here are four tracks from one of the classic sessions of all time when a combination of giants gathered in Rudy Van Gelder's studio on Christmas Eve afternoon and early dark, 1954. With Thelonious Monk and three quarters of the Modern Jazz Quartet (Jackson, Heath, and Clarke) as his accomplices, Miles blends sophisticated harmonic knowledge with raw, spontaneous invention to produce extraordinary music. The two takes of "The Man I Love" are quite different within their basic similarity. An starter in "Round Midnight" done by the great Davis Quintet of 1956 -Coltrane, Garland, Chambers, Philly Joe Jones.
A Note From Rudy Van Gelder:
"I was the engineer on the recording sessions and I also made the masters for the original LP issues of these albums. Since the advent of the CD, other people have been making the masters. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating the sound of the finished product. Now, thanks to the folks at the Concord Music Group who have given me the opportunity to remaster these albums, I can present my versions of the music on CD using modern technology. I remember the sessions well, I remember how the musicians wanted to sound, and I remember their reactions to the playbacks. Today, I feel strongly that I am their messenger." --Rudy Van Gelder
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