Miles, Introducing Trane, On eBay, In Metronome
I was perusing eBay early this morning and came across this beautiful item: Miles, The New Miles Davis Quintet, Prestige 7014. I’ve always loved this LP, not just for the music and the great cover, but for the historic value as well: The introduction of the great Miles Quintet of the ’50s and, in particular, the introduction of John Coltrane. So, I put this item on my watch list and took a further look and it turns out to be a listing from Rudolf, our faithful friend and commentator. So we are happy to help Rudolf publicize this listing on the Jazz Collector site, but we also noticed a nice teaser in the listing, which notes that they album will be offered with a copy of Metronome’s July 1956 review of the album. Furthermore, the listing notes that the Metronome review is
quite amusing. But there are no details on what is amusing about the review, so I am hoping that Rudolf will see this post and share a tidbit from the review. I don’t have many Metronome’s from that era. I do have a lot of Downbeat magazines, more from the late 1950s and just about all of them from the 1960s. I occasionally pore through them — at least the ones that aren’t sitting in storage — and find out interesting tidbits to post here. You can find some of them if you just do a search on Downbeat, using the search feature at the top right of the page.