Miles Ahead session details

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January 17, 1951 (1 item; TT = 2:30)
Apex Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Prestige
Sonny Rollins Quartet

Miles Davis (p); Sonny Rollins (ts); Percy Heath (b); Roy Haynes (d)

1 I Know (M. Davis) 2:30


1 I Know
10" LP: Prestige PRLP 137
12" LP: Prestige 7029, Prestige P-012 (12 LP), Victor SMJ-6524, Victor SMJ-6583, Victor VIJ-5090/5101 (12 LP)
CD: Fantasy OJC-011, Victor VICJ-23706, Prestige 8PCD-012, Victor VICJ-40225/32, Victor VICJ-2011, Victor VICJ-60282


This is the second of three studio sessions that Davis participated in on this date. It is Rollins's debut as a leader on Prestige, recorded at the end of the Apex Studio session with Davis's Sextet, with Davis replacing John Lewis on piano. "I Know" is based on Charlie Parker's "Confirmation." Rollins plays an inventive three-chorus solo, and Davis's accompaniment is unobtrusive but competent.

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