The New Sounds

Miles Davis - The New Sounds
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1951 Ratings: #3
January 1, 1951 / Release Date
LP / Format
Prestige / Label
Cool Jazz, Bebop / Genres
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The first official studio release from Miles Davis, and it's actually surprisingly enjoyable, albeit very forgettable and generic.

Back in 1951, you probably wouldn't have heard much from Davis yet. He had collaborated with a few much bigger artists, sure, but at this point he hadn't had an album of his own out yet. Although Birth Of The Cool would have made for a much, MUCH better debut and would have had a much bigger kickstart to his career, he instead went with a more conventional bebop ... read more


So many bad stupid albums like bladee and drake. I miss these albums


Miles Davis Deep Dive: #1

So this is where it began for Miles Davis. "The New Sounds" is pleasing on the ears as most jazz is, but it's the type of jazz album that you won't remember once it's over. There's only four songs, three of which are enjoyable and a fourth one that's rather dull. Still, if you want to know where he started, give this a try. You likely won't be all too impressed, but neither are you likely to be too disappointed.

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Added on: August 18, 2014