Rollins 3 / Miles 5 on Bird Notes

Apr.27, 2012


Sonny Rollins Trio / Miles Davis Quintet – Bird Notes BN3/NB4, 45 rpm (SWE) 1962?

Extremely, extremely  rare 7”, between 5 – 10 copies.



A musical bomb in vinyl format! The Swedish producer Bengt Nordström again…

Nordström pressed a bunch of favorite music onto vinyl in the early 60´s.

These two sides were always superfavorite music of his. The music was way later released on Dragon records in LP and CD format , but this is the very original first pressing of this specific music!

Recorded by Bengt himself in front of his radio during the very broadcast from the Nalen  Club and the Stockholm Konserthuset. Hilarious!

Music is of course as good as it gets and the whole concept of making a vinyl, in this way,  of the music back in the early 60´s is quite spectacular! Rollins in absolute TOP form and Stitt stretching ouuuuuut….. with a Miles in great shape! It SWINGS!

This is perhaps the hardest one to get for the Miles and Rollins completists!

No art cover… but a note written by Nordström on a type writer accompanying the vinyl.

DC knows about 3 existing copies… but there is likely a couple more done


Sonny Rollins – tenor sax

Henry Grimes – bass

Pete LaRoca – drums

recorded 1959




Miles Davis – trumpet

Sonny Stitt – tenor sax

Wynton Kelly – piano

Paul Chambers – bass

Jimmy Cobb – drums

recorded 1960