With new-found confidence, the need for Davis to form his own band became paramount, and this led to him forming the first of his great line-ups. He chose a bunch of relative unknowns to make up a Quintet whose music created a stir within the Jazz world. As his frontline partner he picked Tenor Saxophonist John Coltrane. Coltrane himself would be hailed as a creative genius during the forthcoming years but in the mid-50's his star shone no brighter than any other Saxophonist. The rest of the group was made up of Pianist Red Garland, Paul Chambers on Bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. This is not to say that sceptics did not exist with regard to the group’s qualities – in his original sleeve note for the Steamin’ album Joe Goldberg described the line-up ‘The group consisted, we are told, of a Trumpet Player who could only play in the middle register and fluffed half his notes; an outof- tune Tenor Player; a Cocktail Pianist; a Drummer who played so loud no one else could be heard; and a teenage Bassist.’ Such perceived deficiencies rarely, if ever, surfaced within the lifetime of the Quintet, and most leaders would embrace the brilliance of ‘a teenage Bassist’ at any time.