These 1951 performances provided the foundation for an evolution in both musical style and documentation. They are among the first examples of the percussive, melodically compact, and blues-based extension of jazz modernism that came to be known as hard bop, and share similar pride of place as examples of the extended performances made possible by the long-playing microgroove record. Compact disc technology allows for the original 12-inch LP to be supplemented with two tracks, bringing the entire classic session together in one program. Making history with Davis here are second-generation modernists Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, and Walter Bishop, each featured in some of his earliest recordings.
The best modern jazz classics are revisited in the Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. Each title in the series features 24-bit remastering, original AND new liner notes, fully restored artwork, and bonus tracks (when available).