The Best of Miles Davis: The Capitol/Blue Note Years [Blue Note]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Mostly spotlighting Davis' late-'40s and early-'50s tenure at Blue Note, this best-of disc offers a very fine way for newcomers to get familiar with the early output of one of the all-time jazz greats. Not to slight later roundups on Prestige and Columbia, but Davis' Blue Note stretch provides listeners with a chance to hear the trumpeter at the height of his trad jazz solo game. Backed by some of the day's top bebop players, Davis finds his fleet feet on such up-tempo gems as "Move," Bud Powell's "Tempus Fugit," and Jimmy Heath's "C.T.A." And the ballads are just as enjoyable, especially "Yesterdays" and "It Never Entered My Mind." Topped off with two selections from a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Mostly spotlighting Davis' late-'40s and early-'50s tenure at Blue Note, this best-of disc offers a very fine way for newcomers to get familiar with the early output of one of the all-time jazz greats. Not to slight later roundups on Prestige and Columbia, but Davis' Blue Note stretch provides listeners with a chance to hear the trumpeter at the height of his trad jazz solo game. Backed by some of the day's top bebop players, Davis finds his fleet feet on such up-tempo gems as "Move," Bud Powell's "Tempus Fugit," and Jimmy Heath's "C.T.A." And the ballads are just as enjoyable, especially "Yesterdays" and "It Never Entered My Mind." Topped off with two selections from a 1958 Cannonball Adderley date featuring Davis, The Best of Miles Davis makes for an attractive alternative to the complete Blue Note and Capitol Recordings package.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/1992
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077779828722
  • Catalog Number: 98287
  • Sales rank: 81,804

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Move (2:32)
  2. 2 Godchild (3:07)
  3. 3 Budo (2:32)
  4. 4 Dear Old Stockholm (4:11)
  5. 5 Donna (3:12)
  6. 6 Yesterdays (3:44)
  7. 7 Tempus Fugit (3:50)
  8. 8 Enigma (3:22)
  9. 9 C.T.A. (3:33)
  10. 10 Well, You Needn't (5:22)
  11. 11 It Never Entered My Mind (4:01)
  12. 12 Weirdo (4:42)
  13. 13 Somethin' Else (8:13)
  14. 14 Autumn Leaves (10:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miles Davis Primary Artist, Trumpet
Cannonball Adderley Alto Saxophone
Al Haig Piano
Jimmy Heath Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones Piano
Sam Jones Bass, Drums
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Max Roach Drums
Horace Silver Piano
Percy Heath Bass
John Barber Tuba
Art Blakey Drums
Kenny Clarke Drums
Gil Coggins Piano
Junior Collins French Horn
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Jackie McLean Alto Saxophone
Joe Shulman Bass
Kai Winding Trombone
Technical Credits
Stan Getz Composer
Pete Rugolo Producer
West Arkeen Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Doug Hawkins Engineer
J.J. Johnson Composer
Alfred Lion Producer
Axl Rose Composer
Cynthia Cochrane Art Direction
Del James Composer
Traditional Composer
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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    Over An Hour of Miles on Blue Note & Capitol

    This slice of Miles' life includes 3 tunes from the "Birth Of The Cool" sessions in 1949, then picks up on his first Blue Note session in 1952. It concludes with a sampling of "Something Else" recorded in 1958 under Cannonball Adderley's leadership. As long as you understand the limited scope of this album and don't want to spend more to be more complete - this is a good way to check out his Blue Note work and get a taste of Birth of the Cool as well. During the 1950's, I guess Miles was carrying quite a monkey on his back - and he splatters a few notes and his tone is not real full at times - to prove that something was wrong. But still, all this music is quite enjoyable. There's quite a variety here from "Cool" swingers to ballads. Note: there would be 4 albums to buy to have the 3 Blue Note albums plus the legendary 1949 nonet "Cool" sessions. (So you can decide how much to spend).

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