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Miles Davis

(1926—1991) American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader

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Agharta (Miles Davis album)

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This was recorded live at Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan on 1 February 1975.Often derided or misunderstood during the time of their original release, Miles Davis’ numerous releases...

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Amandla (Miles Davis album)

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With the release of what turned out to be his final ‘band’ album in 1989, Miles Davis had once again arrived at a new sound. And while the music on ...

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At Carnegie Hall (Miles Davis album)

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The familiar introduction of ‘So What’ (albeit a lot faster than the studio take) opens this concert, suddenly interrupted by a distorted shriek of top end trumpet warning the microphones...

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At Fillmore: Live At Fillmore East (Miles Davis album)

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At Fillmore: Live At Fillmore East recorded 17-20 June 1970 is the second release to document Miles’ live presentation of Bitches Brew. Broken up into four parts, it shows the...

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Bags' Groove (Miles Davis album)

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Bags’ Groove is essentially drawn from a June 1954 session reuniting Miles with his ‘Walkin’’ rhythm team and old cohort Sonny Rollins. In addition to two fine takes of...

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Ballads & Blues (Miles Davis album)

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Compiled from Davis’ famous Birth Of The Cool recording sessions, as well as three mid-50s Blue Note sessions and the 1958 Somethin’ Else session with Cannonball Adderley, Ballads & Blues ....

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Ballads (Miles Davis album)

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This album was assembled by drawing from three of Davis’ early 60s releases, Seven Steps To Heaven, Quiet Nights, andIn Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk Volume One. By design ...

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Birth Of The Cool (Miles Davis album)

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Although this album is credited to Miles Davis, the importance of Gerry Mulligan’s playing and, especially, his stellar compositions ‘Jeru’, ‘Rocker’ and the gorgeous ‘Venus De Milo’, make...

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Bitches Brew (Miles Davis album)

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A thoroughly unsaintly concoction of jazz experimentation and rock psychedelia, Bitches Brew took the loose, exploratory, collective improvisation and rock beat approach that Miles Davis...

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Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West (Miles Davis album)

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Black Beauty is the initial live document of Miles Davis’ electric music built out of blues, free jazz, and post-modern musical thought. The mood is one of controlled chaos,...

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Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965 (Miles Davis album)

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With Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams (just 20 years old) on drums, this is regarded as Miles Davis’ most ...

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Cookin' At The Plugged Nickel (Miles Davis album)

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One of a series of recordings culled from a 1965 engagement at a now-defunct Chicago nightclub, Cookin’ At The Plugged Nickel features the classic mid-60s Davis band - Wayne Shorter ...

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Cookin' (Miles Davis album)

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One of a series of important albums Miles recorded for Prestige Records during the 50s that also included the excellent Workin’ and Steamin’. Miles Davis’ dream quintet also included John...

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Dark Magus: Live At Carnegie Hall (Miles Davis album)

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In the context of Miles Davis’ early 70s electric experimentation, Dark Magus seems like the final overload. It is a wall of screaming sound; a descent into a sonic abyss ...

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Decoy (Miles Davis album)

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Decoy is a vivid example of Miles Davis’ unerring ear for identifying, casting and nurturing talent. Among those helping out Miles flesh out this modern vision of electric...

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E.S.P. (Miles Davis album)

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Probably the best of a number of edgy and exciting albums recorded during one of Miles Davis’ most creative periods, E.S.P. sessions from 1965 and features one of his greatest ...

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Filles De Kilimanjaro (Miles Davis album)

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Filles De Kilimanjaro is one of the most singular, compelling works in the entire Miles Davis discography. It marks the continental divide between the trumpeter’s classic 60s...

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In A Silent Way (Miles Davis album)

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Miles Davis’ hushed masterpiece In A Silent Way was pieced together in the studio from a series of long stretches of quiet and intense collective improvisation. Masterfully demonstrating to...

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In Concert: Live At Philharmonic Hall (Miles Davis album)

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By the time Miles Davis took it to the Philharmonic Hall stage to record In Concert, his electric experimentation was boiling down to a singular Everest-sized epiphany: it’s all about ...

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In Person: Friday Night At The Blackhawk, Vol. 1 (Miles Davis album)

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Miles Davis’ first live presentation of his working band took place at the noted San Francisco nightclub, the ambience of which may best be summed up by the proud words ...

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