Miles Davis – Signed Photo – From Charlie Watts Collection / 3 COA’s / Rolling Stones

A superb early 1960s autographed photograph of Miles Davis, on a page taken from a concert program. This was a part of the legendary jazz memorabilia collection assembled by Charlie Watts (1941-2021) of the Rolling Stones, and sold as part of a lot in the Christie’s London sale Charlie Watts: Gentleman, Collector, Rolling Stone.   […]

Miles Davis (with Coltrane) – 1959 ‘Kind of Blue’ Era Birdland Handbill / From Charlie Watts Collection (Rolling Stones)

A rare promotional mailer/handbill, advertising late 1958 dates by Count Basie, and early 1959 shows by Miles Davis and his Sextette, Maynard Ferguson, and others at New York’s preeminent jazz club, Birdland. This was part of the legendary jazz collection of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (1941-2022); and sold at auction in 2023 by Christie’s, […]

Miles Davis – 1957 Mono 1st Pressing ‘Round About Midnight’ LP / Mint, 6-Eye DG Labels, John Coltrane

A superb mono first pressing of Miles Davis’s 1957 classic ‘Round About Midnight, on Columbia Records, with the earliest 6-Eye Labels. Miles’ quintet on this album features John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones The Mint to Near Mint deep groove disc shows no sign of wear, without even a single spindle […]

Miles Davis – 1960 Stereo 1st Pressing ‘Sketches of Spain’ LP / Mint, 6-Eye Labels

A superb stereo first pressing of Miles Davis’s 1960 classic Sketches of Spain, on Columbia Records, with the earliest 6-Eye Labels. The Mint to Near Mint disc shows no sign of having been played, without even a single spindle mark on either label.  1-AG and 1-AC stampers.  The thick cardboard cover grades VG++, with a […]

Miles Davis – 1981 Hollywood Bowl Boxing-Style Concert Poster

A beautiful Miles Davis boxing-style cardboard concert poster advertising his September, 1981 performance at the Hollywood Bowl.  After a six year hiatus, Miles had only returned to playing concerts two months earlier.  In 2010 this concert was released as  “Live At The Hollywood Bowl.” Printed by Colby Poster Printing Co. in Los Angeles, this simple yet […]

Miles Davis – Near Mint 1959 Stereo 1st Pressing ‘Kind of Blue’ LP

A beautiful 1959 stereo first pressing of Miles Davis’s masterpiece Kind of Blue, the best selling jazz album of all time–for good reason, with his backing musicians being John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. The beautiful very lightly played deep groove disc, with 6-Eye labels,  is in Near Mint condition.  […]

Miles Davis / Gil Evans / John Coltrane – Unreleased 1959 ‘The Sound of Miles Davis’ Acetate LP, Documents (‘Kind of Blue’ era)

An almost certainly unique 1959 acetate of the CBS television program The Sound of Miles Davis, filmed while he was recording his landmark album Kind of Blue.  This acetate and the accompanying documents were previously owned by Kind of Blue producer Irving Townsend. The Sound of Miles Davis was part of the CBS arts and […]

Miles Davis – 1959 Mono White Label Promo ‘Kind of Blue’ LP

A very rare 1959 white label promotional copy of Miles Davis’s masterpiece Kind of Blue, with the six-eye, deep groove label. The disc is in VG- condition, with many superficial marks, but nothing feelable.  It plays very well, with just light surface noise, and  provides a very enjoyable listening experience. There are no significant clicks, […]

Miles Davis / John Coltrane – “Kind of Blue” Era Boxing-Style Concert Poster

An impossibly rare boxing-style concert poster for a March 1960 jazz concert San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium, headlined by the Miles Davis Quintet (with John Coltrane.) This show, billed as Dimensions in Jazz For Swinging Moderns, was Coltrane’s second-to-last US date with Davis’s group; after a three week European tour, he left Davis’s band and went […]

Miles Davis – 1973 UK CBS Promotional Poster

A 1973 UK CBS Records promotional poster advertising Miles Davis’ four most recent albums, Basic Miles, In Concert, and Live Evil.  The poster is in very good+ condition, with some light creasing from rolling, five staple holes to the outer edges of the white border, and a small repaired tear to the black area of […]

Miles Davis – 2 Columbia Studios Acetate LPs, With 40 Minutes of Unreleased Music

An incredibly rare set of 2 Miles Davis ‘Columbia Records Studios’ acetate LP’s, with nearly 40 minutes of unreleased music.  These were used to compile Directions, the 1981 double album of previously unreleased Davis recordings.  We acquired these directly from Directions co-producer and Miles’ Columbia Records A&R man Jim Fishel. Fishel told us his previous compilation of unreleased […]

Miles Davis – Near Mint 1958 Prestige “Miles Davis and Horns” LP, Deep Groove, RVG

A 1958 second pressing of Miles Davis and Horns, on Prestige Records.  The very lightly played deep groove disc is in Near Mint- condition, and is identical to the 1956 first pressing other than the Bergenfield, NJ address on the labels (the first printing cover has the 447 West 50th address). The laminated front cover […]

Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, etc. – 1949 Paris International Festival of Jazz Handbill

A very rare handbill advertising the 1949 Paris Festival International de Jazz, presented in part by the Hot Club de Paris.  This legendary event saw the leading lights of the recent Bebop movement (Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Max Roach, Tad Dameron, Kenny Clarke) playing alongside legendary swing and traditional musicians (Sidney Bechet, Pete […]

Miles Davis – Silkscreen Concert Poster

A beautiful silkscreen poster advertising “Miles Davis In Concert”.  Screenprinted on matte black stock, this 16″ x 25 1/4″ poster was found in a collection of concert posters from the Northwest.  We haven’t been able to find another example online, but presume this was either wildposted with concert dates pasted below, or perhaps sold at […]

Birdland – 1950’s Jazz Club Handbill / Brochure (Miles Davis / Duke Ellington / Charlie Parker / Count Basie)

A rare 1950’s brochure advertising the legendary New York jazz club Birdland, named after Charlie Parker, who played there along with virtually every major jazz musician of the era.  The cover lists a number of them–Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, and others.  Inside are great photos of musicians  and celebrity […]

Miles Davis – Handwritten Letter to ‘Kind of Blue’ Producer Seeking Finder’s Fee For His Future Wife Betty Davis

A rare handwritten letter from Miles Davis to Columbia Records executive Irving Townsend, the co-producer of his breakthrough album Kind of Blue.  Davis is following up on a January 23, 1968 letter he’d sent inquiring as to whether he might receive a “participation arrangement” (i.e., a finder’s fee) for recordings made by his girlfriend Betty […]