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Miles Davis - Milestones
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Although I believe Miles Davis goes on and does greater things than Milestones, nothing can't stop this from being a great Hard Bop record especially how brittilant that self-titled track and all the raw power within the line-up with Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane and Pual Chambers etc. This is one devastating line-up where the magic truly shines.

Track Review

Dr. Jekyll 7.5/10.
Sid's Ahead 8/10
Two Bass Hit 8.5/10.
Milestones 10/10
Billy Boy 7/10
Straight, No Chaser 9/10

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Oh my. This 1 hour and 8 minutes of boisterous sax and drums felt like 20 minutes. Brilliant.
[I invite you to read my previous reviews on Miles Davis - parts 1 and 2 + bonus, listed below, to better understand his life and this one]

Miles Pt. 3 - Dear Milestones...

When he releases 'Round About Midnight and then Miles Ahead, we wonder how far Miles Davis can go, what is he still capable of? He was working on many different concepts, navigating like an avant-gardist between jazz sub-styles, innovating and creating from everywhere. He seemed to have immense potential. And to think ... read more
Miles brings Cannonball Adderley along and turns his First Great Quintet into a sextet, and makes what is perhaps the most recognizable and beloved lineup in all of jazz.

Milestones is certainly, well, a milestone for Miles. While he had released many indisputable classics leading up to this album in the form of 'Round About Midnight and Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, and his First Great Quintet was just as influential and great as the title would suggest, it was this sextet that would go ... read more
Boop boop beep boop
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Added on: August 18, 2014