At the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955, Davis performed the song ''Round Midnight' as part of an all-star jam session, with the song's composer Thelonious Monk, along with Connie Kay and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan. Davis's solo received a positive reception from many jazz fans and critics. His response to this performance was typically laconic: 'What are they talking about? I just played the way I always play.' George Avakian of Columbia Records was in the audience, and his brother Aram persuaded him that he ought to sign Davis to the label.
Track Listing: 1. 'Round Midnight - Miles Davis (5.55) 2. Ah-leu-cha - Miles Davis (5.53) 3. All of You - Miles Davis (7.01) 4. Bye, Bye, Blackbird - Miles Davis (7.55) 5. Tadd's Delight - Miles Davis (4.26) 6. Dear Old Stockholm - Miles Davis (7.49)