Miles Davis Bopping the Blues on Numbered, Limited Deluxe Edition 180g LP + 45RPM 2LP from Black Lion/ORG Music
Landmark 1946 Historical Release Documents Miles
Davis’ First-Known Instance of Open-Voiced Trumpet Playing at One of His
Audiophile Spectacular: Numbered, Deluxe Set Includes Standard 180g LP +
45RPM 2LP with Diecut Black Gatefold Jacket—Limited to 500 Worldwide Copies!
Tantalizing Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black
Lion: Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed
EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQ’d and Set Up by Bernie Grundman
Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl Jacket Features Exclusive Art
One of Miles Davis’ earliest
recording sessions. The very first known instance of the famed trumpeter
playing in an “open” style, and in a band with legendary tenor
saxophonist Gene Ammons and drummer Art Blakey. Need any more be said? Very few jazz albums possess more historical import and wow-inspiring significance than Bopping the Blues, which documents a 1946 session in which Davis supported a group and two singers, Earl Coleman and Ann Baker, in a splendid bop affair. Yes, it’s got that elusive Holy Grail quality.
Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, Bopping the Blues marks what are indisputably Davis’ initial
open-voiced contributions and a can’t-miss opportunity for collectors
and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. Orchestrated by ORG Music,
this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in audiophile
production standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting the
museum-like worth of this record’s existence.
Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by
Chris Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180g LP and 45RPM 2LP was curated by
legendary engineer Steve Hoffman and eq’d by Grundman himself. A
better team you cannot find; every step involved serious quality-control
measures to guarantee gorgeous sound. The superb vinyl housing features a diecut
black gatefold jacket. Numbered and limited to 500 worldwide copies, this is what being a collector is all about.
This title may not be widely known to most, but this reissue preserves vital music that will be enjoyed by generations to come. Consider it a buried treasure that, miraculously, has resurfaced in better condition than that when it was originally made.
Jazz fans, Davis devotees, audiophiles, and music fanatics, don’t sleep on this eminently collectable gem. Order before it's too late!
Miles Davis Bopping the Blues Track Listing:
1. Don't Sing Me The Blues (Take 1) - 2:57
2. Don't Sing Me The Blues (Take 2) - 2:56
3. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 1 Incomplete) - 2:19
4. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 2) - 3:12
5. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 3) - 2:53
6. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 1) - 3:6
7. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 2) - 2:55
8. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 3) - 2:58
9. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 4) - 2:56
10. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 1) - 2:59
11. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 2) - 2:59
12. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 3) - 3:12