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Offline James

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Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« on: June 11, 2008, 05:09:41 AM »
hey folks, just curious as to what your top 5 miles; mine would be..

cookin'
kind of blue
nefertiti
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we want miles

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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 05:28:34 AM »
Well, I favor Miles Davis from the 1950s (have some earlier recordings, but not much into his 'later' periods, but that's me, I guess); just to pick 5 out of the nearly dozen that I own:

Round About Midnight, 1955-56
Miles Ahead, 1957
Porgy & Bess, 1958
Kind of Blue, 1959
Sketches of Spain, 1959

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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008, 05:52:31 AM »
hey folks, just curious as to what your top 5 miles; mine would be..

cookin'
kind of blue
nefertiti
jack johnson
we want miles

 8)

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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 12:00:08 PM »
Bitches Brew
On the Corner
Kind of Blue
In a Silent Way
ESP

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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 06:08:56 AM »
The best new Miles album is this:




Also Mark Isham's Silent Way Project was a great disc

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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 03:25:25 PM »
Kind of Blue x 5

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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2008, 09:00:45 AM »
Kind of Blue x 5



Nice call David.  8)

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1. Kind of Blue
2. In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete
3. The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965
4. Someday My Prince Will Come
5a. Round About Midnight
5b. At Newport 1958
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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2008, 05:05:15 PM »
The Cellar Door deserves mention. The more I listen the more I'm amazed not only at Miles' chops but also Jarrett's (on electric piano).





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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008, 01:15:38 AM »
Bitches Brew
Kind of Blue
Porgy and Bess
On the Corner
Miles Ahead

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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2008, 02:28:09 AM »
This certainly belongs somewhere in the top 5

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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2012, 04:22:17 PM »
One of the benefits of my new commute is that I've been listening to quite a bit of jazz lately, and Miles in particular.  I'm still exploring a lot of his music for the first time -- truly wonderful stuff.  My current top 5:





The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

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Re: Top 5 Miles Davis albums?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2012, 04:38:55 PM »
E.S.P.
Miles Smiles
Sorcerer
Nerfertiti
Bitches Brew