Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Miles Davis - The Miles Davis Quintet: Steamin' CD (album) cover


Miles Davis


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.93 | 74 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars One of a series of contractual obligation albums Miles Davis and his "First Great Quintet" recorded for Prestige in 1956 as they prepared to hit the big time with Columbia. I think I enjoyed this most out of the bunch. All the tracks except one here come from the earlier of the two dates, May 11, 1956. Surrey with the Fringe is blessed with a decidedly non- run-of-the-mill solo by Coltrane and features Red Garland at his most elegant. For the muted-Miles romance mode, When I Fall In Love can't be beat with one of Garland's loveliest chordal solos. There's some fast playing too on Salt Peanuts but the somewhat less steamin' ballads are the best on this.
kurtrongey | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this MILES DAVIS review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.