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Dig [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] Original recording remastered

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Listen  1. Dig (Album - Remastered) 7:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. It's Only A Paper Moon (Album - Remastered) 5:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Denial (Album - Remastered) 5:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Out Of The Blue (Album - Remastered) 6:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. My Old Flame (Album - Remastered) 6:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Conception (Album - Remastered) 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 

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The remastered version of the 1951 Miles Davis iconic album, notable for the presence of two youngsters who'd mature into identifiable voices on their instruments: 21-year-old tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins and 19-year-old alto saxophonist Jackie McLean. The spirit of their idol Charlie Parker seems to hover over the proceedings

Dig opens with the shifting canvas of George Shearing's "Conception", which, as jazz historian Dan Morgenstern points out, bears the mark of Miles's group conception on Birth of the Cool. Davis sets the pace with vigorous, dancing lines--an imposing statement with which to inaugurate a session when you're just getting your chops together. Elsewhere, the contrasting medium tempos of "Out Of The Blue" and "It's Only A Paper Moon" inspire Miles' most direct melodic statements, full of expressive smears and rhythmic variations.

The CD features 2 bonus tracks - 'My Old Flame' and ' Conception', with Jackie McLean, Walter Bishop, Tommy Potter & Art Blakey.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great jazz CD at a good price 15 Nov 2010
By sight7 - Published on
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For any jazz lover who likes Miles Davis or Sonny Rollins, you have to get this CD. For anyone looking for an introduction to jazz from this time period, get it. 'Nuff said.
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A milestone in Miles' evolution 30 Jan 2013
By Mike Tarrani - Published on
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This 1951 album is an interesting marker in Miles' never-ending evolution and reinvention. It represents the short hard bop phase. Actually, hard bop is probably not the right term since that style would not emerge in jazz until a few years later with the Art Blakey-Horace Silver collaborations.

Since there are sound samples on this page you can get a better feel for the music by listening to those than by anything I could possible describe in words. Each track is energetic and the musicians are obviously having fun.

This is Jackie McLean's debut recording, and you can hear Bird's not-so-subtle influence in Jackie's alto. Sonny Rollins on tenor adds depth to the ensemble and complements Miles' trumpet. The rhythm section is rock solid with Walter Bishop jr. on piano, Tommy Potter on bass and Art Blakey on drums. Blakey is the perfect choice for Miles' foray into this style because of his explosive approach to percussion (and his own contributions to what would become hard bop.) Some sources cite Charles Mingus as the bassist on Conception, but I am unable to validate that.

The album was recorded at Apex Studios in New York on October 5, 1951 and released the same year with the first five tracks comprising the original album. The last two tracks - both from the same session - were added in 1956 when the album was rereleased on a 12" LP that could accommodate the extra tracks.

Tracks from this album are also included in two 10-disc box sets that you may want to explore if you are interested in early Miles and especially the Prestige years: Disc 6 of Out Of The Blue and Disc 1 of Just Squeeze Me.
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