Much has been written about the contributions to the Jazz idiom by the legendary Miles Davis. His influence on the development of the medium is not only reflected in the kind of music he created – from Bop, Post Bop, Modal, Fusion, and Funk to Hip Hop – but also in the musicians with whom he created and recorded.
The tally of musicians who came out of his seminal groups is a literal “who’s who” listing of jazz luminaries that includes: Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Bill Evans, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Keith Jarrett, John McLaughlin, Josef Zawinul, Chic Corea, and Ron Carter — many of whom went on to front groups of their own.
From a concert in Germany recorded in November 1967, here is the legendary Second Quintet in full flight. This is the stuff of legends.
Agitation (Miles Davis)
Footprints (Wayne Shorter)
Gingerbread Boy (Jimmy Heath)
I fall in love too easily (Julie Styne & Sammy Cahn)
‘Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
The Theme (Miles Davis)
Walkin’ (Richard Carpenter)