Jazz Currents: Miles Davis's Highs And Lows After Paris (Pt 2)

Oct 26, 2016

Miles Davis in 1956

(For part one of this series, click here.) This episode focuses on Miles Davis' career in the 1950s. Jazz Currents host Keith Hall features Davis in a duet with Thelonious Monk and delves into his classic albums with his first great quintet. We'll also hear from his collaboration with Gil Evans, Miles Ahead


Musical selections used:

1. Trane's Blues (John Coltrane) from Miles Davis - Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

2. Lady Bird (Tadd Dameron) from Tadd Dameron and Miles Davis - Live at the Paris Festival International de Jazz

3. It Might As Well Be Spring (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II) from Sarah Vaughan in Hi-Fi

4. Morpheus (John Lewis) from Miles Davis and Horns

5. Walkin' (Miles Davis) from The Miles Davis All-Stars-Walkin'

6. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) from Miles Davis-Bags Groove

7. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) from Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4

8. Surrey With a Fringe on Top (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II) from Miles Davis-Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

9. Ah-Leu-Cha (Charlie Parker) from Miles Davis-'Round About Midnight

10. The Theme (Miles Davis) from Miles Davis-Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet

11. If I Were A Bell (Frank Loesser) from Miles Davis - Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

12. Miles Ahead (Miles Davis/Gil Evans) from Miles Davis and Gil Evans - Miles Ahead