Miles Davis Quintet* – Workin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet
Label: Original Jazz Classics – OJC-296
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue
Country: US
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop

Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet is a studio album by the Miles Davis quintet recorded in 1956 and released circa January 1960.Two sessions on May 11, 1956 and October 26 in the same year resulted in four albums—this one, Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet and Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet.

Track 2 is a composition written for Davis by Eddie Vinson (see Blue Haze for more details). “Trane’s Blues” (also known as “Vierd Blues”, a tongue-in-cheek reference to Blue Note founder Francis Wolff’s heavily accented verdict on it), also credited to Davis, is in fact a John Coltrane composition (originally titled “John Paul Jones”, and from an earlier session led by bassist Paul Chambers; before the closing statement of theme, Coltrane and Davis play a bit of Charlie Parker’s “The Hymn”).

Side one
No. Title Length
1. “It Never Entered My Mind” 5:26
2. “Four” Miles Davis 7:15
3. “In Your Own Sweet Way” 5:45
4. “The Theme” (Take 1) 2:01
Side two
No. Title Length
1. “Trane’s Blues” 8:35
2. “Ahmad’s Blues” 7:26
3. “Half Nelson” 4:48
4. “The Theme” (Take 2) 1:03
Total length: 41:59


John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. Over the course of his career, Coltrane’s music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension, as exemplified on his most acclaimed albums A Love Supreme (1965) and Ascension (1966). He remains one of the most influential saxophonists in music history. He received numerous posthumous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, and was canonized by the African Orthodox Church. His second wife was pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane. The couple had three children: John Jr. (1964–1982), a bassist; Ravi (born 1965), a saxophonist; and Oran (born 1967), also a saxophonist.

Prestige and Blue Note Records
Coltrane (debut solo LP; 1957)
Blue Train (1958)
John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio (1958)
Soultrane (1958)
Atlantic Records
Giant Steps (1960)
Coltrane Jazz (1961)
My Favorite Things (1961)
Olé Coltrane (1961)
Impulse! Records
Africa/Brass (1961)
Live! at the Village Vanguard (1962)
Coltrane (1962)
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963)
Ballads (1963)
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)
Impressions (1963)
Live at Birdland (1964)
Crescent (1964)
A Love Supreme (1965)
The John Coltrane Quartet Plays (1965)
Ascension (1966)
New Thing at Newport (1966)
Meditations (1966)
Live at the Village Vanguard Again! (1966)
Kulu Sé Mama (1967)
Expression (1967)