Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Earl Coleman, Ann Baker (vocals); Connie Wainwright (guitar); Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone); Linton Garner (piano); Art Blakey (drums).
Liner Note Author: Alun Morgan.
Recording information: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (10/18/1946).
When this CD was initially released, it had quite a few jazz collectors scratching their heads wondering why they had never heard of it. Previously unissued, these formerly unknown performances (just four songs with eight alternate takes) feature the vocals of Earl Coleman and Ann Baker in 1946 but the backup group is of great interest for it includes trumpeter Miles Davis and tenor-saxophonist Gene Ammons. It's not essential music but bop collectors will still want to pick it up. ~ Scott Yanow