For nearly six decades, Miles Davis has embodied all that is cool – in his music (and most especially jazz), in his art, fashion, romance, and in his international, if not intergalactic, presence that looms strong as ever today. Miles’ 30 years at Columbia was one of the longest exclusive signings in the history of jazz, and one that spanned at least a half-dozen distinct generations of changes in the music – virtually all of which were anticipated or led by Miles or his former sidemen.
Davis' 1961 successor to Sketches of Spain is a combination of new originals - including tributes to his then-wife, Frances ("Pfrancing"); his producer, Teo Macero ("Teo"); and Columbia Records then-president Goddard Lieberson ("Drad Dog") - alongside pop standards including the title track from the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As tight as any unit Miles ever assembled, co-conspirators here include John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. 180g audiophile vinyl from Sony Legacy presented in Mono with the original track listing.