Someday My Prince Will Come - Miles Davis

Someday My Prince Will Come - Miles Davis

One never tires of Some Day My Prince Will Come, a masterful 1961 recording by Milers Davis. This is Miles at his most tender, whistling through his horn, dispensing musical bliss, shielding me from the noise of our schizophrenic world that pollutes our souls. 


Hank Mobley and John Coltrane are, well, the perfect partners for the trumpeter. Lyrical melodies pour out of their tenor saxophones with an aural aroma that reminds one about the healing power of music. 


Wynton Kelly caresses the ivories with grace and exquisite sweetness.  Paul Chambers marches up and down the bass with a masterful gaiety that is descended from the great masters of the African enanga (zither). The drummers unobtrusively keep time and offer a polite anchor to the proceedings. 


This is sublime music making that, sixty years later, remains firmly in the top tier of Jazz.  Very highly recommended.



Some Day My Prince Will Come

Columbia CS-8456

Recorded March 7, 20 & 21, 1961

Miles Davis -Trumpet

Hank Mobley – Tenor

John Coltrane – Tenor

Wynton Kelly – Piano

Paul Chambers – Bass

Jimmy Cobb – Drums

Philly Joe Jones – Drums


My copy:  

Re-issue Label: Analogue Productions, APJ 8456-45, USA
Format: 2 X Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 200 gm 
Released: August 10, 2010

Cover photo is of Frances Taylor Davis, Miles’ wife at the time of the recording.



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