9 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alto saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley joined the trumpeter’s first great quintet for this studio album. On the charged “Dr. Jackle” (written by Jackie McLean), Miles solos first, staking out high-energy territory, and Adderley and John Coltrane carry on the fiery style, trading short salvos. The core of the band play at the same high level throughout the album, but the trumpeter’s modal composition “Milestones” hints at the cool direction these players would soon explore on Kind of Blue.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alto saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley joined the trumpeter’s first great quintet for this studio album. On the charged “Dr. Jackle” (written by Jackie McLean), Miles solos first, staking out high-energy territory, and Adderley and John Coltrane carry on the fiery style, trading short salvos. The core of the band play at the same high level throughout the album, but the trumpeter’s modal composition “Milestones” hints at the cool direction these players would soon explore on Kind of Blue.

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