Miles Davis – Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet is a 1976 Japanese issue of an LP that was originally released in 1958.

The cover is VG+, with no wear, but with moderate foxing.  The obi is VG+, with slight foxing.   The insert is VG++ with slight discoloration.

The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of one of Miles Davis’ better LPs.

Background: Recorded in 1956 but not released until 1958, Relaxin’ is considered to be one of the best recorded examples of hard bop. gave Relaxin’ a 5 star review:

Relaxin’ features the Miles Davis Quintet in a pair of legendary recording dates — from May and October of 1956 — which would generate enough music to produce four separate long-players: Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, and Steamin’. Each of these is considered not only to be among the pinnacle of Davis’ work, but of the entire bop subgenre as well. As with the other titles, Relaxin’ contains a variety of material which the band had concurrently been performing in their concert appearances. In a brilliant stroke of time conservation, the scheme was hatched for the quintet — who includes: Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Philly Joe Jones (drums), and Red Garland (piano) — to perform the equivalent of their live repertoire in the studio for eventual release. … Relaxin’ offers something for every degree of jazz enthusiast. Likewise, the quintet’s recordings provide a tremendous introduction for the curious jazz consumer.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Prestige
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Mono
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in