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Original Album Classics (Round About Midnight/Milestones/1958 Miles/Porgy & Bess/Miles
     

Original Album Classics (Round About Midnight/Milestones/1958 Miles/Porgy & Bess/Miles

by Miles Davis
 

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These five-disc box sets issued by the German arm of Sony BMG are for the most part a fine way to reissue original recordings en masse -- unlike their American counterparts who do the sloppiest job possible. If you already have these classic '50s sides by Miles Davis with his first great quintet and with Gil

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These five-disc box sets issued by the German arm of Sony BMG are for the most part a fine way to reissue original recordings en masse -- unlike their American counterparts who do the sloppiest job possible. If you already have these classic '50s sides by Miles Davis with his first great quintet and with Gil Evans, then don't bother reading further. If you don't, pick up these sides with Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain (the only complaint is that these weren't in this set instead of 58 Sessions and Miles Ahead, but there were reasons for that and some of them have to do with commerce). In any case, these are the extended versions of the albums when they were reissued definitively on CD in the 1990s and early 2000s. They contain bonus cuts not on the original CDs, the sound is warm and balanced, and each disc comes in its own case. The other cool thing is for the consumer: if you look around online, you can find these boxes dirt cheap, for about six or seven dollars a disc, which is cheaper than their domestic counterparts would be.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2008
Label:
Columbia/Legacy Euro
UPC:
0886971603828
catalogNumber:
716038
Rank:
324830

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Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Johnny Coles   Trumpet
Bill Evans   Piano
Red Garland   Piano
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Jerome Richardson   Clarinet,Flute
Julius Watkins   French Horn
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Willie Ruff   French Horn
Danny Bank   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Flute
Johnny Carisi   Trumpet
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Sid Cooper   Clarinet,Flute
Gil Evans   Conductor
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Tony Miranda   French Horn
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Romeo Penque   Clarinet,Flute,Oboe
Gunther Schuller   French Horn
Dick Hixon   Trombone
Joe Bennett   Trombone
Eddie Cain   Clarinet,Flute
Billy Ray Barber   Tuba
Tom Mitchell   Bass Trombone

Technical Credits

George Avakian   Producer,Liner Notes
Gil Evans   Arranger,Orchestra Director
Larry Keyes   Engineer
Frank Laico   Engineer
Teo Macero   Producer,Engineer
Ray Moore   Engineer
Charles Edward Smith   Liner Notes
Harold Chapman   Engineer
Dennis Stock   Cover Photo
André Hodier   Liner Notes

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