A Miles Davis Original Signed 1958 Recording Contract

Miles Davis Original Recording Contract: a two-page agreement on Columbia Records letterhead, dated June 24 1958 — signed by the great jazz trumpeter in blue ink at the second page.

The document engages Miles Davis to record the songs “Django, “The Jitterbug Waltz”,” ‘Round Midnight” and “Wild Man Blues” for Columbia ‘s European affiliate, Phillips, with renowned French composer, Michel Legrand for what would become an acclaimed album, Legrand Jazz. Best known as a film composer and orchestrator, Legrand also had a genuine affinity for jazz, and this recording featured his arrangements played by three, quite large separate ensembles, which included jazz luminaries such as John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Paul Chambers and, of course, Miles Davis, whose solo contributions on the listed songs are among the strongest on the recording.

via: www.jazzfirstbooks.com


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