The music on “Relaxin” originates from two days of sessions in 1956 with Davis’ “first quintet”, featuring John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (bs), and Philly Joe Jones (dr). There were four albums released from what was recorded on those two days, and they remain today the blueprint for hard bop.
This is a second (still early) pressing on Prestige with the Bergenfield, NJ address. Both the cover and vinyl are in clean condition, grading at EX. This is important music and the LP is collectible, but I’ve read that some consider these early Prestige LP’s to be not so great sonically. Maybe so, but it sounds quite good me, and compares well to the OJC CD reissue that I’ve had forever. As far as I know the OJC is an analog transfer and sounds excellent for the price. (Details: Prestige 7129/NJ address/RVG/deepgroove)