The Miles Davis Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions Receiving Vinyl Box Set Release



Miles Davis Credit: Herman Leonard

Miles Davis’ Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions is getting a vinyl box set release. The collection of albums from the 1955-1956 period recorded with famous engineer Rudy Van Gelder was first released as a CD box set in 2006. Davis’ work with his first quintet at that time is recognized as being a nucleus of the hard-bop jazz era. He hired pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Philly Joe Jones and tenor saxophonist John Coltrane who replaced Sonny Rollins. Those sessions produced five albums: Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet, Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’ and Steamin’. A bonus album has eight TV and radio appearances including live performances at Café Bohemia, the Blue Note in Philadelphia and Tonight Starring Steve Allen. The collection was pressed on 180-gram vinyl and they are housed in a 20-page hardcover linen notebook with liner notes from jazz historian Bob Blumenthal. The new box set comes at the time of Prestige’s 70th anniversary. The official release date is November 8th and there is a pre-order option.