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Newbury Comics had a one-day 25% off vinyl sale yesterday so I caved and bought my favorite Miles Davis record, Walkin’, on green for $11, which I could sort of almost justify. So here’s a psychedelic time-lapse of it on my LED-lit turntable.

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Jazz composer and arranger Gil Evans was born on today’s date in 1912. Evans had a long and varied career but is best remembered for his three titanic collaborations with Miles Davis, namely the Columbia albums “Miles Ahead,” “Porgy And Bess,” and “Sketches Of Spain.” Today’s photo captures Gil and Miles during the recording sessions for “Porgy” in July 1958.

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Miles Davis performing at the soundtrack recording session for Louis Malle’s ‘Elevator to the Gallows’ (1958). More than haunting.