‘Round About Midnight was released on 6 March 1957.

For his first album for Columbia, Miles Davis formed “his first great quintet,” with Paul Chambers on bass, John Coltrane on saxophone, Red Garland on piano, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Coltrane was dismissed from the group in April 1957 due to his drug use.

The album received a lukewarm reception when it was first released, but has since been called the birth of “post-bop modern jazz.”


“'Round About Midnight” by Art Pepper [Among Friends, 1978]

Art Pepper-alto saxophone
Russ Freeman-piano
Bob Magnusson-bass
Frank Butler-drums.

Dear Old Stockholm
Miles Davis
Dear Old Stockholm

I’ve got a really exhaustive collection of Miles’ work with Columbia records, pretty much every album, but very little of i’ve managed to make iTunes friendly, which is frustrating. Regardless here’s another standard I’ve wanted up for some time, and a nice change of pace. Here’s, “Dear Old Stockholm”. 

Favorite posts on Erwin and Levi

 I’ve been compiling my favorite reads into a neat little (COUGH who are we kidding) list so that I don’t have to dig through my tags every time I want to go back and reread something and cry. I just love these two and their relationship with each other.  After some thought, I’ve decided to make this post public, so share the love if you feel so inclined! ^_^

 The list goes approximately from canon material to speculation, like so:

  • Manga Chapters
  • Japanese Nuances/Translations
  • Official Profiles/Interviews
  • Speculation about Erwin and Levi as individual characters
  • Speculation about Eruri

Again, this is a “My Top Hits” list, so it won’t have everything out there. @yusenki has a lovely list of official material, though, so check it out if that’s what you’re looking for.

Do let me know if any of the links don’t work!  

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Moblit and Mike’s “Round about Midnight” stories are available! 

New Smartpass AU content alert! I’m having trouble reblogging the originals, so here are the links:

List of translated smartpass stories.


Jazz and New York - Jazz album covers featuring NYC 

“And always there was this place called New York, a place of towers that reached almost to the clouds. A place of gorgeous ballrooms, filled with brown-skinned beauties. [Liner notes from Dexter Gordon’s Manhattan Symphonie]

Horace Silver – The Stylings Of Silver / Booker Ervin - Hip Cake / Walk Phineas Newborn - Here Is Phineas / Bennie Green – Back On The Scene / Bobby Short - Songs Of New York / Thad Jones - The Magnificient Thad Jones / Rein De Graaf -New York Jazz / Mel Torme – Sunday In New York / Gerry Mulligan – In New York / Lennie Tristano – New York Improvisations / Phil Bodner - Jazz Sounds Of The Apple / Pat Metheny - Unity Village / Randy Brecker – With DR Big Band / Dexter Gordon - American Classic / Manhattan Jazz Orchestra - Moanin’ / Cedar Walton – The Promise Land / Marc Copland – Time Within Time / Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid – NYC / Paul Chambers – The New York Scene / Benny Golson – New York Jazz Scene 

Harry Allen - New York State Of Mind / New York Jazz Quartet / The Manhattan Jazz Septet / Various Artists – Live In Newport In New York / Mina Agossi – Ez Pass To Brooklyn / Antonio Sanchez – Live In New York / Herbie Hancock -Inventions And Dimentions / Manhattan Jazz Quintet – Come Together / Tal Farlow – Autumn In New York / New York Jazz Quartet – Oasis / Edy Martinez – Midnight Jazz Affair / Dave Pike – Manhattan Latin / Various Artists – New York Scene In The 40′s / James P.Johnson – New York Jazz / Kenny Drew -New York Stories / Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions Of New York / Frank Sinatra – New York New York / Jaared – Manhattan Nights / George Russell – New York Big Band / Miles Davis - Jazz At The Plazza

Cedar Walton Trio – Manhattan After Hours / Art Blakey – At The Jazz Corner Of The World / Wynton Marsalis – Citi Movement / Clark Terry - Live At The Village Gate / Don Friedman – A Day In The City / Gordon Jenkins – Manhattan Towers / Rhoda Scott – A New York / Benny Carter – New York Nights / Thad Jones – After Hours / Brecker Brothers – Live 1992 / Gordon Jenkins - Manhattan Towers / Mel Torme – Songs Of New York / Dick Hyman & Ruby Braff – Manhattan Jazz / Ahmad Jamal – Jamal At The Penthouse / Newport In New York 72′ - The Jam Sessions / Sonny Stitt Quartet - New York Jazz / Gordon Jenkins - Manhattan Towers / George Russell – Manhattan / George Arvanitas – Round About Midnight / Laurent De Wilde - Colors Of Manhattan  

Oliver Nelson - Jazzathan Suite / Helen Merrill – Duets / Rodha Scott – In New York / McCoy Tyner – New York Reunion / JJ Johnson & Kai Winding - An Afternoon In Birdland / Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Live In New York / Jeff « Tain’ Watts – Citizen Tain / Tony Scott – 52nd Street / John Coltrane – Live At The Village Vanguard Again / Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions Of New York / Enrico Rava - New York Days / Donny McCaslin - Soar / Various Artists – Jazz Live From New York / Julian Siegel Quartet - Urban Theme Park / Hans Koller – New York City / Milt Jackson – Skyline / The Manhattan Project - The Manhattan Project / Creed Taylor – The Sound Of New York / Hank Garland - Jazz In New York / Babs Gonzales - Tales Of Manhattan


The Miles Davis Quintet - Round Midnight - album :Round About Midnight - 1956

Miles Davis (trumpet)
John Coltrane (tenor sax)
Red Garland (piano)
Paul Chambers (bass)
Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Gil Evans (arrange)

Excusez du peu !

Levi: Round about midnight

[translation: @yusenki| editing: @birbwin​]

[source: x]

Note: This AU smartpass story has been specially chosen to be publicly published on Bessatsu Shonen Magazine January 2016 issue.

“Umm…Captain Levi, where did you go earlier this afternoon?”

At the old SC headquarter, the old castle structure being maintained, Eren is sitting on a chair at the dining room. Levi’s squad, who monitor him, are also present. Eren is asking about what he saw earlier that afternoon.

“Were you peeking, Eren?”

“N-no! I was just wiping the window as per orders and suddenly I saw the Captain went out.”

“I see.”

Eren is startled at his superior’s cranky tone, and, with trembling shoulders, he shakes his head [at the accusation of peeking]. Eld, who sees Eren’s form, starts to speak with a soothing tone.

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‘Round About Midnight [Columbia]

Side 1
'Round Midnight -3
Ah-Leu-Cha -1
All Of You -3

Side 2
Bye Bye Blackbird -2
Tadd’s Delight -2
Dear Old Stockholm -2

Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); Red Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

Recording dates:
1: October 26, 1955 at Columbia Studio D, New York City, New York
2: June 5, 1956 at Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City, New York
3: September 10, 1956 at Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City, New York

Producer: George Avakian

Issued as ‘Round About Midnight (Columbia CL 949 [LP, mono: US, 1957] and CS 8649 [LP, stereo: US, 1960])

Cover of UK Philips issue:

Cover of Netherlands issue:

Cover of Japanese issue:

Rear of CD reissue:

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

Valerija Kelava cozies up to Clément Chabernaud at the piano in “Round About Midnight” for Man About Town F/W 2010.11. Photograph by Paolo Roversi.

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