Miles Davis - Quiet Nights album
Quiet Nights is a studio album by jazz musician Miles Davis, and his fourth album collaboration with Gil Evans, released in 1964 on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 2106 and CS 8906 in stereo. Recorded mostly at Columbia's 30th Street Studios in Manhattan, it is the final album by Davis and Evans.
Quiet Nights (LP, Album, Mono). Quiet Nights (CD, Album, RE). Sony Records. Quiet Nights (CD, Album, RE, RM).
Mono pressing with Columbia "2-Eye" labels and "Guaranteed High Fidelity" in black at bottom of labels.
There were only 27 minutes of music on the original Quiet Nights LP, and six minutes were taken up by a quintet performance of "Summer Night. The six remaining tracks are enjoyable enough (highlighted by "Once Upon a Summertime" and "Corcovado"), but rather brief, making one wonder why Evans could not have been persuaded to write more material.
Quiet Nights December 16, 1963. Furious, Miles did not speak to Macero again until 1966. This extremely short album is here extended through pieces recorded at the same period with Bob Dorough with the idea of making a compilation of Christmas songs. What stupid thing do they want me to play? ‘White Christmas’?
Once Upon a Summertime, 03:23.
Miles Davis - Quiet Nights 01. Song No. 2 (1:40) 02. Once Upon A Summertime (3:28) 0. Truncated though it might be (the original LP clocked in under 30 minutes), the resulting album is a brilliant (and satisfying) Brazilian-flavored blend of pop and jazz, including slow, darkly melodic versions of Jobim's "Corcovado" and Michel Legrand's "Once Upon A Summertime.