Young Man with a Horn

Miles Davis - Young Man with a Horn
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Dear Old Stockholm - 4/5
Chance It - 4/5
Yesterdays - 3/5
Donna - 4/5
Would'n You - 3/5
How Deep is the Ocean? - 3/5


Miles Davis' second album is pretty much more of the same conventional bebop jazz. Although it isn't quite as generic, and I'm sure that if you listened to this after the trilogy of albums that have the exact same cover art and the exact same sound (The New Sounds, Blue Period, Compositions Of Al Cohn) that you would see this as more of a change of sound than it actually is. The thing is, Young Man With A Horn isn't bad in the slightest. By jazz standards, I'm sure this is pretty good, although ... read more


Miles Davis Deep Dive: #4

New album cover, new-ish sound! While not the most consistent of the four I've heard thus far in my journey, "Young Man with a Horn" is easily the most compositionally varied. There's four energetic tracks, the first of which, "Dear Old Stockholm", is potentially the best song in his oeuvre so far. There's also two ballad style tracks, but speaking frankly I'm not much into them at all.

Despite having the largest number of tracks of any album so ... read more

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Track List

  1. Dear Old Stockholm
  2. Chance It
  3. Yesterdays
  4. Donna
  5. Would'n You
  6. How Deep is the Ocean?
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Added on: August 18, 2014