Steamin' [Rudy Van Gelder edition]
by Miles Davis
Released: May 1956
Label: Fantasy Records
Another tour of crystalline ballads and up-tempo Bop numbers from Davis' 1950s quintet with Red Garland, John Coltrane, Philly Joe Jones and Paul Chambers. If you've never heard it, stop reading ad start listening. This is pretty much the blueprint for acoustic jazz, from the late 1950s until today, and into forever.