Miles Davis Jazz At The Plaza on 180g Import LP
Jazz At The Plaza is another fine live recording from 1958 by the Miles Davis Sextet (this time with the classic first Miles Davis Quintet drummer Philly Joe Jones, instead of Jimmy Cobb). Recorded at the Edwardian Room of the Plaza Hotel for a bunch of record biz execs celebrating the success of Columbia Records jazz division, the crowd may have been stiff but the group was anything but, storming through “If I Were A Bell” (yes, the Guys & Dolls tune) and “Straight, No Chaser” before settling into a beautiful rendition of “My Funny Valentine” and closing out the set with Sonny Rollins’ hard-bop classic, “Oleo.” Reissued on LP by Doxy.
Miles Davis Jazz At The Plaza Track Listing:
1. If I Were a Bell
2. Straight, No Chaser
3. My Funny Valentine