Bopping The Blues
- (Gatefold LP Jacket, Limited Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl, Deluxe Edition)
- Artist: Miles Davis
- Format: LP
- Release Date:8/19/2016
Landmark 1946 Historical Release Documents Miles Davis' First-Known Instance of Open-Voiced Trumpet Playing at One of His Earliest Sessions. Audiophile Spectacular: Numbered, Deluxe Set Includes Standard 180g LP + 45RPM 2LP with Diecut Black Gatefold Jacket Limited to 500 Worldwide Copies! Tantalizing Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black Lion: Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed at Pallas. EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQ'd and Set Up by Bernie Grundman. Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl Jacket Features Exclusive Art. One of Miles Davis' earliest recording sessions. The very first known instance of the famed trumpeter playing in an 'open' style, and in a band with legendary tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and drummer Art Blakey. Need any more be said? Very few jazz albums possess more historical import and wow-inspiring significance than Bopping the Blues, which documents a 1946 session in which Davis supported a group and two singers, Earl Coleman and Ann Baker, in a splendid bop affair. Yes, it's got that elusive Holy Grail quality. This title may not be widely known to most, but this reissue preserves vital music that will be enjoyed by generations to come. Consider it a buried treasure that, miraculously, has resurfaced in better condition than that when it was originally made.