Blue Haze - W. 50th N.Y.C.

MILES DAVIS Blue Haze (Stunning & historic archive quality 1956 US 8-track mono vinyl LP, on the famous 'fireworks' black & yellow Prestige label with 'W. 50th St. N.Y.C.' address & a 'deep groove' in the label both sides. 'RVG' [Rudy Van Gelder] is etched in both the run-outs & 'AB' is engraved one side [Abbey Manufacturing]. The edge of the run-ins have a slight raised edge, pasted picture sleeve. See 'more info' for details of why this incredibly rare pressing is the one to own... PRLP7054)

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Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1956 - 63 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Prestige
Complete Stock List Go to Miles Davis
Product Catalogue No PRLP7054
Music Genre Male Solo, Jazz, Progressive
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
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Tracklisting & More Information

Tracklisting :-

1. I'll Remember April
2. Four
3. Old Devil Moon
4. Smooch
5. Blue Haze
6. When Lights Are Low
7. Tune Up
8. Miles Ahead

Personnel :-

Track #1 (April 3, 1954):
Miles Davis - Trumpet
David Schildkraut - Alto Saxophone
Horace Silver - Piano
Percy Heath - Bass
Kenny Clarke - Drums

Track #2, 3 & 5 (March 15, 1954):
Miles Davis - Trumpet
Horace Silver - Piano
Percy Heath - Bass
Art Blakey - Drums

Track #4, 6, 7 & 8 (May 19, 1953):
Miles Davis - Trumpet
John Lewis - Piano (not on "Smooch")
Charles Mingus - Piano ("Smooch" only)
Percy Heath - Bass
Max Roach - Drums

The Prestige office was located at 446 West 50th Street & 'NYC' label releases ran for approximately two years. Most of the famous Bop recordings for Prestige were made by Rudy Van Gelder in his home studios in Hackensack, NJ & when Van Gelder moved to Englewood Cliffs in July 1959, label boss Bob Weinstock moved the Prestige office to nearby Bergenfield, NJ. 'Bergenfield' label releases were next in line, but the stature of the short-lived 'NYC' label releases means that the original 'NYC' label address pressing for this album is the more desirable. The sound quality is considered the very best & most natural representation of what occurred for the sessions that produced this historic album.

Condition :-

The pasted heavyweight sleeve is a gorgeous example. As is often the way with US manufactured sleeves of this vintage, edge wear comes with the territory, however the 3" split in the top opening is a very thin hairline & is of little distraction from this otherwise Excellent example. The album notes remain sharp, with just a little natural fading, the spine looks majestic & the colours remain rich & vivid.

The heavyweight vinyl is the star of the show & remains in Near Mint condition. There is only the lightest suggestion of play by the spindle area. The wax appears as clean & near perfect as you can get for a fifty-nine year old record of this magnitude. It doesn't get much better!

Recording Artist Miles Davis
Product Title Blue Haze - W. 50th N.Y.C.
Product Information Miles Davis Blue Haze - W. 50th N.Y.C. USA vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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