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MILES DAVIS QUINTET: MILES SMILES

Miles Davis

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.18 | 142 ratings

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Evolver
Special Collaborator
Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars Evolver smiles, too.

This quintet of Davis, Hancock, Shorter, Carter and Williams is one of the best ever assembled in jazz, certainly the best of this era. The performance of every song here is splendid. The recording quality is good for it's mid 1960s vintage.

The songs are all high quality melodic bebop, with an emphasis on extended soloing by the three masters, Davis, Shorter and Hancock. Ron Carter and Tony Williams generally lay back, providing the foundation for the rest of the band to play off of.

While there is no prog here, as this was a few years before Miles went off experimenting with electric fusion, the compositions and playing are so high caliber that this could find a place in any music lover's collection.

4 stars, only bacause of no prog.

Evolver | 4/5 |

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