Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of Bags’ Groove by Miles Davis, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Bags’ Groove is a 1984 Japanese pressing on the Prestige label of an LP that was originally released in 1957:
The cover is VG+ with slight corner wear and moderate foxing on the back cover. The obi is VG+ with light foxing. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side two, with two light inaudible marks. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: The 1957 release Bags’ Groove is billed as a Miles Davis album, but it features an all-star cast.
Besides Davis, the band includes:
- Sonny Rollins
- Milt Jackson
- Thelonious Monk
- Horace Silver
- Percy Heath
- Kenny Clarke
There are a multitude of reasons why Bags’ Groove remains a cornerstone of the post-bop genre. Of course there will always be the lure of the urban myth surrounding the Christmas Eve 1954 session — featuring Thelonious Monk — which is documented on the two takes of the title track. There are obviously more tangible elements, such as Davis’ practically telepathic runs with Sonny Rollins (tenor sax). Or Horace Silver’s (piano) uncanny ability to provide a stream of chord progressions that supply a second inconspicuous lead without ever overpowering. Indeed, Davis’ choice of former Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and concurrent Modern Jazz Quartet members Milt Jackson (vibes), Kenny Clarke (drums), and Percy Heath (bass) is obviously well-informed. …Bags’ Groove belongs as a cornerstone of all jazz collections.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1984|