Following the recordings in 1949 and 1950 that would comprise Birth Of The Cool and help create the sub/genre of Cool Jazz, Miles had already moved on to the next thing, because that-s what an innovator does. By 1951 he was recording hard/bop of the highest order on a variety of formats, including 10@ and 7@. This LP compiles a number of those recordings into one 12@ LP, and the fact that the entire record was recorded on one day, October 5, 1951, would be surprising if it weren-t the one and only Miles Davis. Featuring a crack band that included Art Blakey, and Jackie McLean in his very first recording session, this is classic 50s Miles hard/bop of the highest order. Reissued on 180 gram LP with download code.