Miles Ahead

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead
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1957 Ratings: #14
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October 21, 1957 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Cool Jazz / Genre
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[I invite you to read my previous reviews of Birth Of The Cool (1956, part 1) and 'Round About Midnight (1957, part 2) to better understand his life and this one.]
Today and while waiting for the 3rd part that I'll do during the next review on the album Milestones, because I'm getting very close to 1958, here's a bonus part only available on the "Miles Ahead" album.

Bonus Pt - Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead is the second Miles Davis album to be released on Columbia, but I consider it ... read more


Miles Ahead is Davis' second album released on the Columbia label and his first collaboration with arranger Gil Evans since the Birth Of The Cool sessions. It shows Miles picking up the flugelhorn for the first (and I think the only) time in his career whilst also being backed by 19 musicians, giving this a very unique sound in his otherwise samey early discography.

Honestly, I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with this album. While I think this is one of the strongest albums I have ... read more


Miles Davis’ “Miles Ahead” Is A Collaboration With Conductor Gil Evans And His 19+ Players & This Record Is Easily One Of The Best Records Early Davis Has To Offer!

The Record Is So Big In It’s Presentation With All Of These Instruments Being So Grand & Gargantuan! The Different Mesh Of Instruments Make For An Incredibly Cohesive And All Around Great Experience.

The Compositions Are Just So Marvelous & Make This Record One Of My Favorites To Come Out Of ... read more


Not the most complicated album Miles ever put out but the lowkey highs of this album make it a chill experience worth coming back to


Downgrade from the previus collaboration, its still good but I wont be coming back to check it out just because he has a lot of better proyects.


It doesn't reach the highs of the previous 2 albums but I like that this is more of an orchestral sound than what Miles Davis has done before and I appreciate the experimentation.

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Added on: April 18, 2014