Miles Davis – Volume 3 (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 26:22 minutes | 915 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded at the Van Gelder’s Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, on March 6, 1954.
Miles Davis, Volume 3 (BLP 5040) is a 1954 10 inch LP album by Miles Davis. It consists of the third and last of three sessions recorded for Blue Note Records. Several years later, Davis would once again record at Blue Note, but as a sideman on Cannonball Adderley’s Somethin’ Else (BLP 1595).
The six tracks were recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, on March 6, 1954 For the session he used exactly the same quartet he would again record with seven days later for side 2 of the Miles Davis Quartet LP (PRLP 161), released by Prestige. Davis says in his autobiography that these were his first recording sessions after successfully quitting his heroin habit, and that he arranged them both quickly as he needed money fast, and both Blue Note’s Alfred Lion and Prestige’s Bob Weinstock had given him a fair chance earlier when his reputation was in decline. This was also the first of several sessions Davis would record with the young Horace Silver, whom he liked for his funky style of playing.
After the 10″ LP format was discontinued, the tracks would all reappear on the 12″ album version of Miles Davis Volume 2 (BLP 1502), alongside tracks from Davis’ first two Blue Note sessions. In the CD era all six tracks would be reassigned to the CD version of Miles Davis Volume 1.
1. Take Off 03:39
2. It Never Entered My Mind 04:02
3. Well You Needn’t 05:23
4. Lazy Susan 04:02
5. Weirdo 04:44
6. The Leap 04:32
Miles Davis – trumpet
Horace Silver – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Art Blakey – drums