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    RockChat Rewind with Joe Milliken.
    On this day in 1961, jazz icon Miles Davis released the album “Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet,” which was actually recorded in 1956 but not released until six years later. Recorded for Prestige Records, at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, and produced by Bob Weinstock, songs from two different studio sessions, one in May and the other in October of 1956, resulted in four separate album releases.
    Along with “Steamin’,” the other three releases included “Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet,” “Workin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet” and “Coookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet.” The lineup for these classic studio sessions included Miles on trumpet, John Coltrane on tenor sax, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums.
    Tracks on “Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet” included the Dizzy Gillespie classic “Salt Peanuts,” the Thelonious Monk favorite “Well, You Needn’t,” Victor Young’s “When I Fall In Love,” and Richard Rodger’s “Surrey With The Fringe On Top.”