1958 Miles is a compilation album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1974 on CBS/Sony. Recording sessions for the album took place on May 26, 1958, at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio and September 9, 1958, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. 1958 Miles consists of three songs featured on side two of the LP album Jazz Track, which was released earlier in 1958, one song from the same session not appearing in the album (Love for Sale), and three recordings from Davis’ live performance at the Plaza Hotel with his ensemble sextet. The recording date at 30th Street Studio served as the first documented session to feature pianist Bill Evans performing in Davis’ group.
The sessions for the album in mid-1958, along with the Milestones sessions from earlier that year, were seen by many music writers as elemental in Miles Davis’ transition from bebop to the modal style of jazz and were viewed as precursors to his best-known work, Kind of Blue. Following audio engineering and digital restoration by engineer Larry Keyes at Sony Music New York Studio, the album was reissued on compact disc in 1991 as part of Columbia’s Jazz Masterpieces Series. For later reissues, the album was retitled as ’58 Sessions Featuring Stella by Starlight or ’58 Miles Featuring Stella by Starlight.
Recorded at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio, New York, New York, on May 26, 1958.
Recorded live at The Plaza Hotel, New York, New York, on September 9, 1958.
Miles Davis – trumpet, leader
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – alto saxophone
John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
Bill Evans – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Jimmy Cobb – drums
Producer: Teo Macero