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Album: Blue Moods
# Song Title   Time
1)    Nature Boy More Info... 6:14
2)    Alone Together More Info... 7:16
3)    There's No You More Info... 8:05
4)    Easy Living More Info... 5:04
 

Album: Blue Moods
# Song Title   Time
1)    Nature Boy More Info... 6:14
2)    Alone Together More Info... 7:16
3)    There's No You More Info... 8:05
4)    Easy Living More Info... 5:04
 
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  • Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Britt Woodman (trombone); Teddy Charles (vibraphone); Charles Mingus (acoustic bass); Elvin Jones (drums).
  • Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on July 9, 1955. Originally released on Debut (120). Includes original liner notes by Bill Coss.
  • Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
  • Sometimes the sum of a jazz session is not equal to its parts. Creation is an elusive process, not something to be approached as one would dial a toll-free number, and the mere presence of superstars does not guarantee that sparks will fly.
  • BLUE MOODS is a serene, moody session, all film noir lighting and smoke-filled cafes. However, given the fact that the trumpeter was joined by such effusive, innovative musical personalities as drummer Elvin Jones and bassist Charles Mingus, one might expect a much more vigorous exchange of ideas. Even Miles, in his autobiography, was at a loss to explain why this July 8, 1955 date didn't take off into the stratosphere.
  • Still, BLUE MOODS possesses an eerie aura that marks it as a special event in the Miles Davis discography. Originally recorded for Charles Mingus' own Debut label, Davis and his all-pro rhythm team are joined by trombonist Britt Woodman and vibraphonist Teddy Charles, and this unusual instrumentation serves to reinforce the cool vibe of this one-time encounter. On "Nature Boy" Mingus vivisects the beat with clever contrapuntal devices, as Jones locks in the groove with cool brushwork and Davis intones the melody in a straightforward manner. "There's No You" is given a blue rendition, as Mingus and Jones provide a slow, graceful groove. The tentative pace of "Easy Living" amplifies the date's film noir moodiness, as Davis' melodic variations suggest Miss Billie Holiday, while Woodman's "Night In Tunisia"-styled counterpoint, Mingus' Monkish vibes and Jones' light Afro-Cuban beat give "Alone Together" a fanciful Ellingtonian air.
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