Miles Davis, 1956
Shortly after signing with Columbia Records, Miles Davis went into Columbia Studio D on October 26, 1955 for the first of three sessions that would comprise “Round About Midnight,” his debut album for the label. Miles worked out much of the album in a pair of sessions on June 5 and September 10, 1956, during which Don Hunstein created this seminal portrait of Miles in full creative mode. The album’s release in March 1957 ushered in a new era in jazz history. - D.H.
Photograph: Black and White Type: Archival Digital Print
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