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Mr. Davis's unmistakable, voicelike, nearly vibratoless tone -- at times distant and melancholy, at others assertive yet luminous -- has been imitated around the world.

   Prestige's first recordings were issued on the New Jazz label, like the Sonny Stitt-Bud Powell 10" album from 1950 (above to the left). After changing the name to Prestige the album was reissued with a new cover design (right).

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