Along with Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis was one of the most influential trumpet players in contemporary music. By the time he died in 1991, he was widely considered the greatest and most respected jazz player in the world. Tonight's piece, comes from his early Columbia Records recording sessions and includes John Coltrane on tenor sax, Philly Joe Jones on drums, Red Garland on piano and Paul Chambers on bass. It was the lead track on Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1956) and the two recording sessions resulted in enough material for 3 other albums that year... Cookin' With, Steamin' With, and Workin' With. "If I Were A Bell" wasn't a Davis composition but was written by Frank Loesser for the Broadway show Guys and Dolls.