“Someday My Prince Will Come”, Columbia
Keening, yearning, muted and mysterious, the Davis horn was never more sublime than in the title song. Here, and again on “Teo,” the “sheets-of-sound” tenor of John Coltrane accentuates the mood. In the timeless balladry of “Old Folks” and “I Thought About You,” and the call-and-response blues motif of “Pfrancing,” Davis shares space with Hank Mobley’s tenor and Wynton Kelly’s piano. Could the wired-up, reverberant Davis of today create such master works? Never mind. His “Prince” has returned, digitalized and more than ever distinguished in hindsight’s light.
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