The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions

  • Type: Music
  • By: The Miles Davis Quintet
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Jazz/Blues/Soul
  • Recommended by: Mac C.
  • ISBN/UPC: 025218444422
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One of the greatest compilations of recordings in Black music history.

Historically, there has been a tragic theme in the U.S. music industry of exploiting Black artists. In 1956 Miles Davis was still under contract with Prestige Records and due for four more releases. Davis, understanding how Prestige Records mistreated artists, was moving to sign with Columbia. As the legend goes, in just a few 1956 sessions his newly formed quintet rapidly released four records that made qualitative and quantitative music history. These four recordings comprise arguably one of, if not the greatest recording compilation of all time. If you are a bebop or just a Miles Davis fan, this collection is an essential rite of passage for listeners. And you best believe that it swings.