Miles Davis - Milestones
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1958 Ratings: #4
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April 1, 1958 / Release Date
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In a world where everything is being converted digitally, i am glad listening to music on an analog medium is making a resurgence. I wasnt alive during the time in which turntables and records were in every home, but i did experience the cassete and CD era, in which music was still something that one was able to hold and place into a console. I love everything about listening on vinyl, holding the package in my hands, enjoying the cover art, reading the liner notes, taking care with the ... read more
Listening to Music by artists who surely left an evident impact is not just only tasting the magnificent delicacy, it's appreciating the devoted work & passion poured into the origin of Modern Jazz. Especially in “Milestones” him & his quintet returns to the main composition of Bebop & reconstructs a Jazz standard.

Not merely relying on constant progressions requires huge amount of creativity. Also completely ignoring the style of a rendition which has always done ... read more
[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
'Milestones' is an absolutely brilliant portrayal of the talents of a number of very prolific musicians. It features one exhilarating and intense composition after another flying past you at the speed of light and seldom slowing down or hesitating in the process.
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Track List

  1. Dr. Jekyll
  2. Sid's Ahead
  3. Two Bass Hit
  4. Milestones
  5. Billy Boy
  6. Straight, No Chaser
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Added on: August 18, 2014