Blues in F
As recounted by our dad, Charles Colin, he was first introduced to Miles in
the mid 50's by Charlie Parker. Pop had already published Charlie Parker's,
Yardbird Originals under our other publishing company, New Sounds in
Modern Music. Miles had been away for a period and, now that he was back on
the scene, Parker thought it would be worthwhile for Miles to meet his new
publisher, with the hope of working out a similar arrangement. Parker brought
Miles to the office, then on 48th Street to meet Pop. Pop was very happy to
give it a go, whereupon he gave Miles a trumpet, a mouthpiece and tape
recorder and asked him to lay down solos over some standard tunes.
The original transcriptions which, I believe were done by Hank Edmonds, were
given the coo- knick-names, Miles Away, Miles Cools Off, etc. rather than
the names of actual standards. So, here we are decades later, and have
decided to ask renowned arranger, David Berger, to identify the tunes and
clarify some of the chord changes for posterity!