Miles Davis – Young Man With A Horn
Young Man with a Horn (BLP 5013) is the second studio album of Miles Davis, released as a 10-inch mono LP recorded and released by the Blue Note label in 1952. The album title is presumably a reference to the 1950 film Young Man with a Horn.
It was Davis' only official album recorded or released that year, at a time in his career while he was struggling with heroin addiction. This was the first of three 10"LPs recorded by Davis for Blue Note in the early 1950s. Davis says in his autobiography that his contract for Prestige Records, for whom he had recorded his first LP the year before, was non-exclusive, but elsewhere he states the initial Prestige contract was for only one year.
All cuts were initially issued as singles except "How Deep Is the Ocean". The recordings were re-released on 12 inch LPs in 1956 after Davis won the Down Beat readers poll as best trumpeter. The original master takes were split and merged with Davis' two other sessions for Blue Note (Miles Davis Volume 1 and Volume 2).