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Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 - September 28, 1991)

Miles Davis was not only a gifted musician (trumpet and composition) but also a major artist of the twentieth century. He was in a constant search for new forms of expression. Having been a painter himself, and not unlike Pablo Picasso he tried to renew himself in all periods of his life. He played on various early bebop records, recorded one of the first cool jazz records, developped modal jazz, and was a pioneer in jazz rock . Only a few musicians have mastered like him to shape new forms and set aesthetic milestones.

The "electric" period of Miles Davis started in 1969 and ended in1975 when Miles retired due to health problems until the end of the seventies. In these years Miles distributed an important part to jazz rock. Columbia released four studio records 'In a silent way'(1969), 'Bitches Brew' (1970), 'A tribute to Jack Johnson' (1970), 'On the Corner' (1972) and an important number of live records (some released on vinyl only in Japan) : 'Black Beauty'/Live at the Fillmore West (1970), 'Live-Evil' (1970), 'Dark Magus' (1974) 'Agharta' (1975), 'Pangaea' (1975). A great part of the studio tracks recorded during these years were only released in the second half of the 70's and first half of the 80's on various compilations.

Beginning with 'In a silent way' Miles used mainly riffs or short segments and more often just simple rhythmic figures that would serve as a base for collective improvisation. At the same time the rhythmic changed from tertiary jazz rhythm to binary rock rhythm. Guitarist John Mc Laughlin became one of the key elements of the electric Miles sound. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, Miles Davis used during this period for the first time new studio techniques, new electronic instruments (among them the Fender Rhodes electric piano) and new sound devices, (Miles would use heavily the Wah-Wah pedal, popularized by Hendrix) to enlarge the sound spectrum of his music. Miles was among the first musicians to realize the full potential of modern recording studios. He and his longtime producer Teo Macero recorded non-stop whole sessions, with the intention to choose and assemble the material afterwards. They would use this technique in an extensive way, especially on 'Bitches Brew', creating musical "puzzles" through multiple edits, up to a point where the original tracks are barely recognizable. ('Pharaoh's Dance'on Bitches Brew contained nineteen ...
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MILES DAVIS discography


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3.00 | 12 ratings
First Miles
1945
3.33 | 6 ratings
Boppin' The Blues
1946
3.17 | 6 ratings
Cool Boppin'
1948
2.83 | 6 ratings
Blue Period
1951
3.42 | 19 ratings
Blue Haze [Aka: Miles Davis Quartet]
1954
3.87 | 12 ratings
The Musings Of Miles [Aka: The Beginning]
1955
3.48 | 20 ratings
Blue Moods
1955
3.67 | 6 ratings
Collectors' Items
1956
4.05 | 21 ratings
Miles Davis And Milt Jackson [Aka: Quintet/Sextet]
1956
3.70 | 10 ratings
Miles Davis And Horns
1956
3.27 | 14 ratings
Miles [Aka: The New Miles Davis Quintet]
1956
3.96 | 32 ratings
Bags' Groove
1957
4.25 | 108 ratings
'Round About Midnight
1957
3.66 | 35 ratings
Miles Davis All Stars: Walkin'
1957
4.05 | 44 ratings
The Miles Davis Quintet: Cookin'
1957
3.83 | 41 ratings
The Miles Davis Quintet: Relaxin'
1957
3.85 | 44 ratings
Miles Ahead
1957
4.28 | 123 ratings
Milestones
1958
2.92 | 25 ratings
Ascenseur Pour l'Échafaud (Lift To The Scaffold)
1958
3.74 | 19 ratings
Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants
1958
3.97 | 10 ratings
Jazz Track
1958
4.11 | 71 ratings
Porgy and Bess
1958
4.11 | 44 ratings
The Miles Davis Quintet: Workin'
1959
4.35 | 813 ratings
Kind Of Blue
1959
3.93 | 139 ratings
Sketches Of Spain
1960
3.64 | 39 ratings
Miles Davis Sextet: Someday My Prince Will Come
1961
4.12 | 49 ratings
The Miles Davis Quintet: Steamin'
1961
3.57 | 28 ratings
Quiet Nights
1963
4.15 | 52 ratings
Seven Steps To Heaven
1963
3.83 | 50 ratings
Miles Davis Quintet: E.S.P.
1965
4.21 | 95 ratings
Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Smiles
1966
4.01 | 59 ratings
Miles Davis Quintet: Sorcerer
1967
4.15 | 95 ratings
Miles Davis Quintet: Nefertiti
1967
4.03 | 72 ratings
Miles Davis Quintet: Miles In The Sky
1968
3.92 | 64 ratings
Filles De Kilimanjaro
1968
4.33 | 563 ratings
In A Silent Way
1969
4.24 | 527 ratings
Bitches Brew
1970
4.20 | 176 ratings
A Tribute To Jack Johnson
1971
3.80 | 87 ratings
On The Corner
1972
4.30 | 80 ratings
Big Fun
1974
4.07 | 82 ratings
Get Up With It
1974
3.43 | 46 ratings
Water Babies
1976
3.56 | 30 ratings
The Man With The Horn
1981
3.16 | 31 ratings
Star People
1983
2.53 | 30 ratings
Decoy
1984
2.65 | 31 ratings
You're Under Arrest
1985
2.46 | 60 ratings
Tutu
1986
3.52 | 42 ratings
Aura
1989
3.72 | 31 ratings
Amandla
1989
2.40 | 46 ratings
Doo-Bop
1992

MILES DAVIS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.67 | 6 ratings
Birdland 1951
1951
3.78 | 9 ratings
At Newport
1958
3.37 | 16 ratings
At Carnegie Hall
1961
4.13 | 15 ratings
Miles in Berlin
1964
4.10 | 22 ratings
My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert
1965
3.60 | 10 ratings
Miles in Tokyo
1969
3.11 | 31 ratings
Miles Davis at Fillmore: Live at the Fillmore East
1970
4.05 | 66 ratings
Live-Evil
1971
2.94 | 21 ratings
In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall
1972
3.32 | 25 ratings
Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West
1973
4.64 | 50 ratings
Dark Magus
1974
4.36 | 46 ratings
Pangaea
1975
3.67 | 53 ratings
Agharta
1975
3.44 | 22 ratings
We Want Miles
1982
2.60 | 5 ratings
Live In Warsaw
1983
3.17 | 5 ratings
Miles Davis And The Lighthouse All-Stars: At Last !
1985
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Second Spring
1991
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Live
1991
4.36 | 11 ratings
The Complete Concert 1964 My Funny Valentine + Four & More
1992
3.91 | 13 ratings
Live At Montreux (with Quincy Jones)
1993
4.56 | 9 ratings
The Complete Live at The Plugged Nickel
1995
3.09 | 13 ratings
Live Around the World
1996
0.00 | 0 ratings
Bye Bye Blackbird
1996
4.00 | 1 ratings
Fat Time
1997
4.08 | 15 ratings
It's About that Time: Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970
2001
3.00 | 2 ratings
Olympia - Jul. 11th, 1973
2002
4.71 | 7 ratings
In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
European Tour '56 (With the Modern Jazz Quartet and Lester Young)
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Moondreams
2007
4.60 | 5 ratings
MIles Davis Quintet - Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. I
2011
3.56 | 10 ratings
Bitches Brew Live
2011
2.00 | 2 ratings
Miles Davis Quintet - The Unissued Japanese Concerts
2011

MILES DAVIS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

5.00 | 2 ratings
Miles in Paris
1990
4.00 | 4 ratings
The Miles Davis Story
2002

MILES DAVIS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.11 | 49 ratings
Birth of The Cool
1949
3.53 | 17 ratings
Dig
1956
4.00 | 3 ratings
Miles Davis: Volume 1
1956
4.50 | 2 ratings
Many Miles of Davis
1962
5.00 | 1 ratings
Miles Davis Vol. 1
1963
0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays For Lovers
1965
0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
1967
2.26 | 4 ratings
Greatest Hits
1969
0.00 | 0 ratings
A Man Ahead
1970
4.00 | 1 ratings
Tallest Trees
1972
4.48 | 14 ratings
Circle In The Round
1979
4.29 | 7 ratings
'58 Sessions Featuring Stella By Starlight
1991
0.00 | 0 ratings
Miles Davis (Collection)
1993
4.50 | 2 ratings
This Is Jazz: Miles Davis Acoustic
1996
0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Masters - 100 Ans De Jazz
1996
3.76 | 18 ratings
The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
1998
3.29 | 5 ratings
Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974
1998
4.80 | 5 ratings
Best of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-'68
1999
4.96 | 7 ratings
Miles Davis Quintet: The Complete Studio Recordings, 1965-'68
1999
4.25 | 15 ratings
The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions
2001
4.33 | 3 ratings
The Essential Miles Davis
2001
3.47 | 8 ratings
The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
2003
4.10 | 11 ratings
The Cellar Door Sessions
2005
5.00 | 1 ratings
The Best Of Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1955-1961)
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best Of Miles davis: The Warner Bros. Sessions 1985/ 1991
2007
4.72 | 11 ratings
The Complete On the Corner Sessions
2007
3.00 | 1 ratings
Milestones
2007
2.00 | 1 ratings
Double Best Collection: Miles Davis
2007
5.00 | 1 ratings
Collections
2009
5.00 | 6 ratings
The Complete Columbia Album Collection
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Perfect Way: The Miles Davis Anthology - The Warner Bros. Years
2010
4.09 | 3 ratings
Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 2)
2013

MILES DAVIS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Miles Davis And His Orchestra Vol. 2
1953
4.00 | 1 ratings
Classics In Jazz Part 1
1954
2.00 | 1 ratings
Green Haze
1955
3.50 | 2 ratings
Collectors' Items
1957
3.50 | 2 ratings
Someday My Prince Will Come
1962
2.00 | 1 ratings
Blow / Fantasy
1992
2.95 | 2 ratings
Plugged Nickel Sampler
1995
2.00 | 1 ratings
Miles
2008

MILES DAVIS Reviews


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 Birth of The Cool by DAVIS, MILES album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1949
4.11 | 49 ratings

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Birth of The Cool
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by uduwudu

4 stars Well I've just found a new version of this album, the above track listing plus 8 bonus cuts on an obscure (to me) label called Crackerjack. Almost certainly it's a low budget label with easily licensed content. However its very nicely done, LP style gate fold jacket, with liner notes in clear, (if still necessarily small monochrome for we ocularly challenged), a detailed soft inner bag - all the accoutrements that record consumers love, at a reasonable price. The inner bag details the line ups for the 1951 bonus studio cuts and the 1948 live recordings.

Keep an eye out in the sales stores, you never know what turns up among the mass produced over-compiled, lowest-common denominator oriented content that now comes across as dross due to the shoddy marketing.

Anyway, so this turned up. I've known this album from a while back, the above compilation. Possibly my memory but this master sounds a little more restrained.

The music is cool jazz with a fantastic series of line ups based around Miles Davis Nonet. Smoky jazz, nightclub beautiful, elegant - the epitome of cool. The music is tightly arranged, flawlessly played and sounds impeccable.

Now one of the things we must do as reviewers is rate things down for yer typical prog rock fan. As prog rock has not been defined and can encompass a fusion fan to Zeuhl and RIO, avant garde, electronica and all things classically oriented so where does the typical come in? I will have the almighty rind to rate the music highly but I do not have the nerve to assume a listener who likes Yes (e.g. me) would like this less because it does not sound like Yes. That's too difficult for a simple soul so I can only point anyone interested in this album to get the thing. Preferably this version that is now nearly 70 minutes long. Others will really enjoy the upgrade on their 35 minute version.

Naturally this has nothing to do do with the hybrid of country and blues i.e. rock. That had yet to be invented and jazz was in it's late forties by now. Oh one thing for the yet to be convinced - there is nothing dated sounding on this. There's plenty of jazz played in the 21st Century such as cool. The recording is not perfect but has been remastered so other than the very occasional mild overloading of a frequency into what are no longer state of the art microphones, this sounds very good indeed. Some bonus cuts are live, others studio.

Of course if you don't like jazz then you're not going to like it no matter what I say. Still, however orchestrated the multi-horn band is, the intimacy of the music is never lost and the melodic standard is as high as the performance value. Just for reviewer reference I prefer smaller band arrangements to big band (just my taste that's all).

The Darn That Dream bonus one of two vocal tracks on either version of this album, the other is a bonus number called You Go To My Head. Which, for someone who is also not overly keen on the jazz croon (too M.O.R. for me) is a relief. N.B. This observation and remark does not apply to Billie Holliday and Frank.

If you do like jazz, and you like Miles (really, are the two exclusive?) this is essential music, in an essential format.

4.5 stars rounded to 4 as it is not prog rock (sounds silly to me - rating something on what it's not is a bit daft but there we go). Five star for music, jazz and the music collection that likes it's content enriched rather than diluted). A slightly better recording (they've done their best with recordings that are in their mid sixties and its a very good best) and some slight (possibly unavailable detail?) for the bonus cut line ups but otherwise this new version of Birth of The Cool is just fine.

 Kind Of Blue by DAVIS, MILES album cover Studio Album, 1959
4.35 | 813 ratings

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Kind Of Blue
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by nikow

5 stars First off, I'm no real jazz aficionado or an expert in any way, but Kind of Blue is in my opinion nearly flawless from beginning to the end. There are no weak spots to be heard and it is one example of a classic that has truly earned its place in the annals of music. I have heard several other albums of Davis from 50s and 60s but none of them excite me as much as this. As I am just a layman when it comes to the theory of music I am not going to go into details about the songs here, these aspects have already been taken up by much worthier reviewers than me.

Kind of Blue is one of those albums where you just press play, sit in your favorite armchair and let the music carry you away from this mortal world for its duration.

There are some albums where all just magically clicks together to create a whole bigger than the sum of its individual parts. Kind of Blue is one of those rare occurrences and it should belong to the collection of any self respecting music fan.

 In A Silent Way by DAVIS, MILES album cover Studio Album, 1969
4.33 | 563 ratings

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In A Silent Way
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by justaguy

2 stars Miles Davis has been and still is a very important musician. He may be even regarded as a founding father of the jazz-rock / fusion music. Many a fusion musian (and not only fusion!) will name him as an influence . Think of Chick Corea, Mahavishnu, Jean Luc Pony or Tony Williams. All coming from the same Miles Davis school. But them, they went further and created actually enjoyable music, thanks to attention to the compositional part of the whole. Miles Davis is unquestionably one of the most gifted horn players ever. Saying that, doesn't mean that I do like his music :-). There is too much technicality and too little composing to my taste. This can be said of "In a Silent Way" as well. All songs seem quite identical and brewed according to the same recepy. Once more, playing is superb, but as a whole offering, it is not too impressive. I think, it is interesting only for the collectors or funs, max of 2 stars.
 Kind Of Blue by DAVIS, MILES album cover Studio Album, 1959
4.35 | 813 ratings

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Kind Of Blue
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by justaguy

2 stars Miles Davis has been and still is a very important musician. He may be even regarded as a founding father of the jazz-rock / fusion music. Many a fusion musian (and not only fusion!) will name him as an influence . Think of Chick Corea, Mahavishnu, Jean Luc Pony or Tony Williams. All coming from the same Miles Davis school. But them, they went further and created actually enjoyable music, thanks to attention to the compositional part of the whole. Miles Davis is unquestionably one of the most gifted horn players ever. Saying that, doesn't mean that I do like his music :-). There is too much technicality and too little composing to my taste. This can be said of "Kind Of Blue" as well. All songs seem quite identical and brewed according to the same recepy. Once more, playing is superb, but as a whole offering, it is not too impressive. I think, it is interesting only for the collectors or funs, max of 2 stars.
 Bitches Brew by DAVIS, MILES album cover Studio Album, 1970
4.24 | 527 ratings

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Bitches Brew
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by justaguy

2 stars Miles Davis has been and still is a very important musician. He may be even regarded as a founding father of the jazz-rock / fusion music. Many a fusion musian (and not only fusion!) will name him as an influence . Just look at the list of musicians! Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland , Lenny White, . Joe Zawinul, Mahavishnu, Jean Luc Pony, Billi Cobham, Airto Moreira. All coming from the same Miles Davis school. All achieved a very respectful carrière. But them, they went further and created actually enjoyable music, thanks to attention to the compositional part of the whole. Miles Davis is unquestionably one of the most gifted horn players ever. Saying that, doesn't mean that I do like his music :-). There is too much technicality and too little composing to my taste. This can be said of "In a Silent Way" as well. All songs seem quite identical and brewed according to the same recepy. Once more, playing is superb, but as a whole offering, it is not too impressive. I think, it is interesting only for the collectors or funs, max of 2 stars.
 Classics In Jazz Part 1 by DAVIS, MILES album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1954
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Classics In Jazz Part 1
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by thwok

— First review of this album —
4 stars I've been focusing on reviewing recordings from the unreleased albums list here at Prog Archives. The last thing we need is another review of Script For A Jester's Tear, or Kind of Blue for that matter. I wouldn't even want to read my OWN reviews of these classic albums! I love Miles, especially before the mid 1960's, so I picked Classics in Jazz Part I. This EP is apparently one of the recordings that was complied for the better-known Birth of the Cool release. Wikipedia has some good information on The Birth of the Cool, but information about this release is a little hard to find.

I think this is a terrific record. All the songs are enjoyable, and the instrumental performance are justifiably famous. With only four songs, it's hard to go wrong. I think Classics in Jazz Part I would be a good place for anyone who is just starting to listen to Miles. This is Davis at his most accessible. If your looking for Jazz Fusion, which would be the main focus of this website, this is not even in the same ballpark. Classics in Jazz Part I is on the borderline between bop and cool jazz. However, this is some very enjoyable Miles Davis.

 Bitches Brew by DAVIS, MILES album cover Studio Album, 1970
4.24 | 527 ratings

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Bitches Brew
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by thebig_E

5 stars This could be one of the greatest musical achievements of the 20th century. On this record, traditional jazz is left behind in favour of a new breed of jazz, which became known as "fusion". All musicians featured on the album are professionals. You have Miles, who is the trumpeter and band leader. There is also the lead guitarist, John McLaughlin, who later found success with his own band, The Mahavishnu Orchestra. He even has a song dedicated to him on this album. The large ensemble also contains Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Zawinul.

Various studio edits were made by the producer Teo Macero. Jazz was previously just recorded in the studio, but not necessarily mixed, at least to the extent that this album was. The studio also played an important part in Bitches Brew's predecessor, In A Silent Way. The title track is probably the most identified piece, part of the reason why is because it's the longest (27 minutes). Many parts of the song have a gradual change that is very subtle, which you don't realize until it happens. There is tension and release throughout, and the theme from the start is repeated at the end. This is music for musicians, but that doesn't mean a casual listener can't enjoy it as well.

This record is far removed from the type of modal Jazz presented on Kind Of Blue, and other earlier Miles Davis records. As noisy and abrasive as it may seem, Bitches Brew is an essential part of any music fan's collection, whether or not they like Jazz or Jazz Fusion. This is it, the best of the best, the cream of the crop.

 Get Up With It by DAVIS, MILES album cover Studio Album, 1974
4.07 | 82 ratings

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Get Up With It
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

5 stars This was the last studio album Miles recorded before taking an extended layoff, and it's really a compilation of songs recorded from 1970 to 1974 with various lineups. There's some really interesting thoughts in the liner notes from flautist David Liebman. I have to say that this is a top three studio album for me when it comes to Miles Davis recordings. And part of the charm is how different yet familiar some of these tracks are.

Disc one starts off with "He Loved Him Madly" which I believe is the center-piece of this recording. It's a tribute to Duke Ellington who had just passed away less than a month previous to this song being recorded in June of 1974. What blows me away with this over 32 minute track is how minamilistic and melancholic it is. Brian Eno is said to have been greatly influenced by it. I was reminded right away of Terje Rypdal's "Whenever I Seem So Far Away". It starts with Miles on the organ which Liebman notes he did a lot to start off a composition. We get sporadic percussion and drums as the guitar comes in. The first change is before 13 minutes when the flute comes in. Just tripping here as it plods along slowly. The trumpet takes over from the flute after 16 minutes and cries out of the dark over and over. More flute and trumpet to follow. I would never have thought Miles would have created a tune like this. "Maiyshr" is also from 1974 but is a catchy song with organ, bass and percussion leading the way as the guitar comes and goes. Flute comes in around 2 minutes then trumpet a minute later. Themes are repeated. Check out the guitar after 10 minutes. "Honky Tonk" recorded in 1970 features John McLaughlin on guitar as well as some cool sounding clavinet from Herbie Hancock. It gets fuller 2 minutes in and there's so much going on with all these intricate sounds. Great track! "Rated X" from 1972 features all the musicians from the "On The Corner' recording sessions. Organ to start and Miles plays this throughout. An intense sound kicks in as the organ floats over top. So good! Man this is crazy with the electric sitar and dissonant organ.

Disc two begins with another over 32 minute song called "Calypso Frelimo" recorded in 1973 and it's similar in style to "He Loved Him Madly". Some insane trumpet blasts in this one and it's very adventerous sounding. Flute arrives 5 minutes in then sax around 7 1/2 minutes and it will eventually duel with the trumpet. It all stops dead after 10 minutes then it slowly comes back tonight with plenty of atmosphere as sporadic sounds come and go. Organ and bass at first with percussion then flute after 15 minutes. The trumpet cries out mournfully over and over after 17 minutes. The tempo picks up around 22 minutes and it becomes quite intense before 28 minutes to the end. What a song! "Red China Blues" is from 1972 and it's very bluesy but just over 4 minutes in length. Plenty of harmonica here along with brass arrangements. "Mtume" is from 1974 and it has a lot of percussion and bass throughout. The guitar is prominant as well and the rhythm is repetitive and really good. I really like the organ as well especially 12 1/2 minutes in. Some crazy trumpet runs late. "Billy Preston" ends it all and it's from 1972. This is a trippy tune with some electric sitar, guitar, organ, trumpet and a beat standing out.

A must for fans of adventerous music and especially for fans of Miles Davis' electric period.

 Seven Steps To Heaven by DAVIS, MILES album cover Studio Album, 1963
4.15 | 52 ratings

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Seven Steps To Heaven
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by thwok

4 stars I'm surprised no one's posted a review of Seven Steps to Heaven yet. I believe it's discussed on the great companion site to PA - JazzMusicArchives. I owned a copy of Seven Steps to Heaven when I was young; now I remember why I dug it so much! I should give props to my older brother Joe for my exposure to jazz. While it's not nearly as groundbreaking as some of Miles's classic albums, Seven Steps is one of my favorite jazz albums and deserves 4 stars in my book.

Maybe the reason that there aren't any reviews of Seven Steps so far is because it's not fusion. This album is pretty much straight bop to hard bop. I find some of Miles mid 60's stuff, before In A Silent Way, a little hard to sit through. I don't have that problem with Seven Steps. The songs, mostly standards from earlier times, are melodic and accessible. I think this would be a good introduction to Miles for people who like jazz, but don't listen to a lot of it.

I think my favorite tracks are the faster ones: "Seven Steps", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Joshua". As for the musicians, they're all terrific. George Coleman, the sax player, may not be as distinctive as Miles' more legendary collaborators. He still does a superb job. The songs on Seven Steps to Heaven are memorable, and the playing is brilliant. So, this one gets four stars.

 The Musings Of Miles [Aka: The Beginning] by DAVIS, MILES album cover Studio Album, 1955
3.87 | 12 ratings

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The Musings Of Miles [Aka: The Beginning]
Miles Davis Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

4 stars This is early MILES DAVIS and for the pure jazz fans

Although I wouldn't call THE MUSINGS OF MILES the most essential of releases by one of the greatest musical entities of the jazz world, namely MILES DAVIS, I really love to dig deep into the vaults to hear the evolution of his music since he was one of the greatest innovators of constantly changing it up from one album to the next. At this point in his career he was not quite as eclectic as he would become a few short years down the road but at this juncture in his still fairly nascent career he still offers some well played bop of the mid-50s which finds him developing his own techniques as well as worshiping his own heroes in the form of Dizzy Gillespie on his version of "A Night In Tunisia" as well as "I See Your Face Before Me" and "A Gal In Calico" by Arthur Schwartz. In fact only the two tracks "I Didn't" and "Green Haze" were written by DAVIS.

This album finds him at the point before he would form his first classic quintet which would be created shortly after the recording of this album and this is one of the few albums where MILES is the only horn player. It is he alone on trumpet delivering the one and only horn section accompanied by Oscar Pettiford on bass, Red Garland on piano and Philly Joe Jones on drums. For this reason MILES stands out more than on his other albums where he usually trades off and weaves the brass sections together. The music here is a mix of mid-tempo bop jazz alternating with slower numbers taking you on a fairly standard jazz ride of the era but with MILES DAVIS even a standard ride has a slight edge to it that keeps my attention. Also this is one of the earliest of recordings that has found a home on a the somewhat recent Rudy Van Gelder Remasters. Although this is hardly the peak of his lengthy and diverse output I still find this a wonderful listen for its stripped down quartet sound that allows MILES to steal the limelight as sole horn master. 3.5 rounded up

Thanks to alucard for the artist addition.

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