Sunday, May 6, 2007
Runs That Sneer at His Demons
Blue Note Records' first volume of recordings that Miles participated in while he was still struggling with his heroin addiction. These sessions took place between 1952-1954 and the tracks recorded in the later months demonstrate remarkable beginnings of a style that he would soon master within a short span of time.
These sessions were recorded with such greats as Jay Jay Johnson on trombone, Percy Heath on bass, Art Blakey on drums, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Horace Silver on piano.
Blue Note has since re-issued both volumes of this set with extra tracks on CD; you can buy it here.
Here's the LP version if you just wanna give it a listen before buying it.