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Conception is a compilation album issued by Prestige Records in 1956 as PRLP 7013, featuring Miles Davis on a number of tracks. The album, compiled from earlier 10 inch LPs, or as 78rpm singles, also features musicians such as Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, and Zoot Sims. The cover was designed by Bob Parent.[2][3] In particular, the entirety of the 10"LP Lee Konitz: The New Sounds (PRLP 116) makes up all of side 1.

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Compilation album by
New York City
PRLP 7013
ProducerBob Weinstock
Miles Davis chronology
Birth of the Cool
Blue Period
Lee Konitz chronology
The New Sounds
Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Lee Konitz: The New Sounds 10"LP
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]


Track listingEdit

  1. "Odjenar" (George Russell) - 2:52
  2. "Hibeck" (Lee Konitz) - 3:07
  3. "Yesterdays" (Jerome Kern) - 2:27
  4. "Ezz-Thetic" (Russell) - 2:54
  5. "Indian Summer" (Victor Herbert) - 2:35
  6. "Duet for Saxophone and Guitar" (Konitz) - 2:41
  7. "Conception" (George Shearing) - 4:03
  8. "My Old Flame" (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 6:36
  9. "Intoit" (Stan Getz) - 3:22
  10. "Prezervation" (Getz) - 2:44
  11. "I May Be Wrong" (Gerry Mulligan) - 3:28
  12. "So What" (Mulligan) - 2:44

Note: The final track, "So What", is not the same composition attributed to Miles Davis for his 1959 album Kind of Blue.

Recording sessions and personnelEdit

June 21, 1949 (NYC)Edit


originally released on the 78rpm single:

  • Prestige 818: Stan Getz - Battleground / Prezervation


January 6 (NYC)Edit


originally released on the 78rpm single:

  • Prestige 867: Stan Getz - Intoit / You Stepped Out Of A Dream

March 15 (NYC)Edit

"I May Be Wrong"

"So What"

  • Gerry Mulligan - Baritone sax
  • Zoot Sims - Tenor sax
  • Charlie Kennedy - Alto sax
  • J. J. Johnson, Kai Winding - Trombones
  • Tony Aless - Piano
  • Chubby Jackson - Bass
  • Don Lamond - Drums

"I May Be Wrong" and "So What" were originally issued on the 10"LP Chubby Jackson All Star Big Band (PRLP 105), although they are here credited to Gerry Mulligan.


March 8 (NYC)Edit

"Odjenar", "Hibeck", "Yesterdays", "Ezz-Thetic"

March 13 (NYC)Edit

"Indian Summer", "Duet for Saxophone and Guitar"

  • Lee Konitz - Alto sax
  • Billy Bauer - Guitar

All six Lee Konitz tracks were originally issued on the 10"LP Lee Konitz: The New Sounds (PRLP 116), which is reissued in its entirety here. The tracks with Miles Davis as a sideman were recorded after Davis' first Prestige session, and before Davis' own debut album, also called The New Sounds (PRLP 124).[4] Konitz and Davis had previously worked together on the Birth of the Cool sessions.

October 5 (Apex Studios, NYC)Edit

"Conception", "My Old Flame"

Both Miles Davis tracks were previously released on Miles Davis: the New Sounds (PRLP 124), Davis' first album. The other two tracks from that album were reissued on Dig (PRLP 7012), and "Conception" and "My Old Flame" have been added as bonus tracks to the later reissues of the Dig CD.


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart (2011). "Conception - Miles Davis | AllMusic". Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  2. ^ Prestige 78rpm discography, the Jazz Discography Project, accessed June 25, 2014
  3. ^ Prestige 10" LP discography, the Jazz Discography Project, accessed June 25, 2014
  4. ^ March 8, 1951 Session Details, Miles Ahead: A Miles Davis Website, accessed June 25, 2014