Top 5 Miles Davis albums?

Started by James, June 11, 2008, 06:09:41 AM

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hey folks, just curious as to what your top 5 miles; mine would be..

kind of blue
jack johnson
we want miles

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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


Quote from: James on June 11, 2008, 06:09:41 AM
hey folks, just curious as to what your top 5 miles; mine would be..

kind of blue
jack johnson
we want miles


eww, there's a bug inside my computer screen!  get it out!!

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Bitches Brew
On the Corner
Kind of Blue
In a Silent Way

bwv 1080

The best new Miles album is this:

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


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Quote from: DavidRoss on June 12, 2008, 04:25:25 PM
Kind of Blue x 5

Nice call David.  8)

For me:

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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Dancing Divertimentian

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).

Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach


Bitches Brew
Kind of Blue
Porgy and Bess
On the Corner
Miles Ahead

XB-70 Valkyrie

This certainly belongs somewhere in the top 5

If you really dislike Bach you keep quiet about it! - Andras Schiff


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.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

San Antone

Miles Smiles
Bitches Brew