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Title The Essential Miles Davis
Label Columbia / Legacy, COL 503045 9
Cover
Booklet / Back Cover Details LC 00162
BIEM / SACEM / SDRM
Compilation produced by: Michael Cuscuna, Bob Belden, Steve Berkowitz, Seth Rothstein
Digitally remastered by: Mark Wilder & Seth Foster
Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Barcode 5 099750 304525
Country Austria
Year 2001
CD-Details CD : 01
503045 2
5030452000
S5030452000-0102 13 A2
Sony Music
IFPI L553
IFPI 947A
*

CD : 02
503045 2
5030452000
S5030452000-0202 15 A2
Sony Music
IFPI L555
IFPI 946A
*

Comment Cardboard sleeve

1) WOR Studio, New York City, USA, November 26, 1945
2) Capitol Recording Studio, New York City, USA, January 21, 1949
3) WOR Studio, New York City, USA, January 30, 1953
4) WOR Studios, New York City, USA, April 20, 1953
5) Rudy van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, April 29, 1954
6) Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City, USA, June 5, 1956
7) Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA, September 10, 1956
8) Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA, May 27, 1957
9) Le Poste Parisien Studios, Paris, France, USA, December 4-5, 1957
10) Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA, August 18, 1958
11) Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA, March 2, 1959
12) Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA, March 10, 1960
13) Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA, March 20, 1961
14) Lincoln Center, New York City, USA, February 12, 1964
15) Columbia Studio, Hollywood, USA, January 20, 1965
16) Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA, June 7, 1967
17) Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, USA, June 19, 1968
18) Columbia Studio B, New York City, USA, August 20, 1969
19) Columbia Studio, New York City, USA, June 4, 1970
20) Columbia Studio, New York City, USA, June 6, 1972
21) Shinjuku Nishi-Guchi Hiroba, Tokyo, Japan, October 3, 1981
22) Record Plant Studio, New York City, USA, January 26, 1984
23) Capitol Records Studio, Los Angeles, USA, February 13, 1986

1) Now's The Time
2) Jeru
3) Compulsion
4) Tempus Fugit
5) Walkin'
6) 'Round Midnight
7) Bye Bye Blackbird
8) New Rhumba
9) Generique
10) Summertime
11) So What
12) The Pan Piper
13) Someday My Prince Will Come

Total Time Disc 1

14) My Funny Valentine
15) E.S.P.
16) Nefertiti
17) Petits Machins
18) Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
19) Little Church
20) Black Satin 
21) Jean Pierre (edited)
22) Time After Time
23) Portia

Total Time Disc 2

03:15
03:10
05:35
03:50
13:26
05:55
07:54
04:37
02:45
03:17
09:22
03:52
09:04

76:12

14:55
05:27
07:53
08:05
14:01
03:15
05:15
04:01
03:39
06:18

72:49


1) November 26, 1945:
Miles Davis (tp); Charlie Parker (as); Dizzy Gillespie (p); Curley Russell (b); Max Roach (d)

2) January 21, 1949:
Miles Davis (tp); Kai Winding (tb); Lee Konitz (as); Bill Barber (tuba); Gerry Mulligan (bars); Al Haig (p); Junior Collins (frh); Joe Shulman (b); Max Roach (d)

3) January 30, 1953:
Miles Davis (tp); Sonny Rollins, "Charlie Chan" (Charlie Parker) (ts); Walter Bishop Jr. (p); Percy Heath (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

4) April 20, 1953:
Miles Davis (tp); J.J. Johnson (tb); Jimmy Heath (ts); Gil Coggins (p); Percy Heath (b); Art Blakey (d)

5) April 29, 1954:
Miles Davis (tp); J. J. Johnson (tb); Lucky Thompson (ts); Horace Silver (p); Percy Heath (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

6) June 5, 1956:
Miles Davis (tp); John Coltrane (ts); Red Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

7) September 10, 1956:
Miles Davis (tp); John Coltrane (ts); Red Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

8) May 27, 1957: 
Miles Davis (flh); Ernie Royal (tp); Bernie Glow (tp); Louis Mucci (tp); Taft Jordan (tp); Johnny Carisi (tp); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Joe Bennett (tb); Tom Mitchell (tb); Willie Ruff (fr-h); Tony Miranda (fr-h); Bill Barber (tuba); Romeo Penque (fl, cl, oboe); Eddie Caine (cl, fl); Lee Konitz (as); Danny Bank (bcl); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Arthur Taylor (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

9) December 4-5, 1957:
Miles Davis (tp); Barney Wilen (ts); Rene Urtreger (p); Pierre Michelot (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

10) August 18, 1958: 
Miles Davis (tp, flh); Ernie Royal (tp); Bernie Glow (tp); Louis Mucci (tp); Joe Bennett (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Dick Hixon (tb); Willie Ruff (fr-h); Julius Watkins (fr-h); Gunther Schuller (fr-h); Bill Barber (tuba); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); Romeo Penque (fl, alto fl, cl); Jerome Richardson (fl, alto fl, cl); Danny Bank (alto fl, bcl); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

11) March 2, 1959:
Miles Davis (tp); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

12) March 10, 1960:
Miles Davis (tp); Ernie Royal (tp); Bernie Glow (tp); Johnny Coles (tp); Louis Mucci (tp); Dick Hixon (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Buffington (fr-h); Joe Singer (fr-h); Tony Miranda (fr-h); Bill Barber (tuba); Al Block (fl); Harold Feldman (fl); Danny Bank (bcl); Romeo Penque (oboe); Jack Knitzer (bas); Janet Putnam (harp); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Elvin Jones (perc); Jose Manguel (perc); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

13) March 20, 1961:
Miles Davis (tp); John Coltrane (ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

14) February 12, 1964:
Miles Davis (tp); George Coleman (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

15) January 20, 1965:
Miles Davis (tp); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

16) June 7, 1967:
Miles Davis (tp); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

17) June 19, 1968:
Miles Davis (tp); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p, el-p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

18) August 20, 1969:
Miles Davis (tp); Wayne Shorter (ss); Bennie Maupin (bcl); John McLaughlin (g); Chick Corea (el-p); Josef Zawinul (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Harvey Brooks (el-b); Jack DeJohnette (d); Jim Riley (perc)

19) June 4, 1970:
Miles Davis (tp); Steve Grossman (ss); John McLaughlin (el-g); Chick Corea (el-p); Herbie Hancock (el-p); Keith Jarrett (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Jack DeJohnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc); Hermeto Pascoal (voc)

20) June 6, 1972:
Miles Davis (tp); Carlos Garnett (ts); Herbie Hancock (keyb); Harold Williams (keyb); David Creamer (g); Colin Walcott (sitar); Michael Henderson (b); William W. Hart (d); Jack DeJohnette (d); James Mtume Foreman (cga, perc); Badal Roy (tabla)

21) October 3, 1981:
Miles Davis (tp); Bill Evans (ss, ts, fl, el-p); Mike Stern (g); Marcus Miller (b); Al Foster (d); Mino Cinelu (perc)

22) January 26, 1984:
Miles Davis (tp); John Scofield (g); Robert Irving III (synth); Darryl Jones (el-b); Al Foster (d); Steve Thornton (perc)

23) February 13, 1986:
Miles Davis (tp); Paulinho Da Costa (perc); Marcus Miller (other Instruments)