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45rpm Numbered Limited Edition
More than 30 years ago, Miles Davis recorded this music in the company of such other giants as Milt Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke, Percy Heath, Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver.
In 1949 Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan and Gil Evans gravitated together with the natural affinity of kindred souls. Individually, they were emerging as three of the brightest talents in the field of modern jazz.
So dubbed because these three sessions — two from early 1949, one from March 1950 — are where the sound known as cool jazz essentially formed,
One of Miles Davis’ earliest recording sessions. The very first known instance of the famed trumpeter playing in an “open” style, and in a band with legendary tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and drummer Art Blakey. Need any more be said? Very few jazz albums possess more historical import and wow-inspiring significance than Bopping the Blues, which documents a 1946 session in which Davis supported a group and two singers, Earl Coleman and Ann Baker, in a splendid bop affair. Yes, it’s got that elusive Holy Grail quality.
Cookin' was the first album to be released of the famed extended recording sessions of the Miles Davis Quintet,
Miles Davis and crew were some of the most innovative thinkers in modern music.
Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses such a mystique?
In Sketches from Spain, the two have gone on to challenge themselves even further from their other records. A brooding, dramatic Spanish sound and feeling pervades all the works on this record. Davis, I believe, has rarely if ever soloed with such concentration of emotion as in several sections of this album.
The third and final of the great Miles Davis-Gil Evans collaborations of 1957-59 was also their most ambitious.
All of the stylistic elements that made Miles Davis’ 1956 quintet one of the immortal bands in jazz history are on display in this collection.
Five men with instruments in their hands look past noisy projectors towards the screen.