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Performed by Miles Davis (trumpet); Milt ‘Bags’ Jackson (vibraharp); Thelonius Monk (piano); Percy Heath (bass); Kenny ‘Klook’ Clarke (drums). From a session originally recorded on December 24, 1954 (the ‘Christmas Session’). It was released on the album Bags’ Groove (Prestige Records; 1957 – although the rest of the album is made up from sessions recorded in June 1954).


See also: ‘Bags’ Groove – Take 2′ – Winston’s Story, the first chapter of Midnight in a Perfect World  ©A. Vasudevan/The Literary Shed, 2013.