This set lives up to its title by including such interesting sessions as the 1953 date on which Miles Davis welcomed the two tenors of Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker; other meetings with Rollins in 1951 and 1956; and a moody 1955 date with bassist Charles Mingus, trombone, vibes, and drums (a young Elvin Jones). Highlights include "No Line," "Vierd Blues," "In Your Own Sweet Way," "Nature Boy," and "There's No You." It's classic if often overlooked music from a variety of immortal jazzmen.
Personnel: Miles Davis (tp) Jackie McLean (as) Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker (ts) Britt Woodman (tb) Teddy Charles (vib) Walter Bishop Jr., Tommy Flanagan (p) Tommy Potter, Percy Heath, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Art Taylor (d)
01 The Serpent's Tooth (Take 1)
02 The Serpent's Tooth (Take 2)
03 'Round Midnight
05 No Line
06 Vierd Blues
07 In Your Own Sweet Way