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Cool & Collected

Cool & Collected

by Miles DavisMiles Davis

CD(German Import)

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Flitting gracefully over a four-decade period of Miles Davis's long and eventful career, this sleek collection sticks mainly to his lyrical, acoustic-era work. If it doesn't provide a well-rounded sketch of Davis's multiple artistic achievements, it certainly proves that his utterly distinctive trumpet voice was one of the most compelling sounds in musical history. Throughout, Davis is surrounded by brilliant sidemen -- including saxophonists John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Wayne Shorter; pianists Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock; and drummers Philly Joe Jones and Tony Williams, among others -- but it's the leader's emotionally piercing horn that remains the undeniable focus. At his peak during the 1950s and '60s, Davis was both a master balladeer -- as displayed in beautiful performances of "Summertime," " 'Round Midnight," and "Stella by Starlight" -- as well as a swinging improviser of incredible melodic invention, as heard on "E.S.P.," "Milestones," and "Seven Steps to Heaven." In fact, it was this diversity and all-encompassing verve that made him the jazz legend that he remains today. Cool & Collected is far from the last word on Davis, but it makes a satisfying introduction to his striking genius.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2006
Label: Imports
UPC: 0828768478424
catalogNumber: 5003034
Rank: 142311


  1. So What
  2. Summertime
  3. Généerique
  4. Stella by Starlight
  5. Fran-Dance
  6. Milestones
  7. 'Round Midnight
  8. Bye Bye Blackbird
  9. Seven Steps to Heaven
  10. Time After Time
  11. E.S.P.
  12. Human Nature
  13. It's About That Time

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Geri Allen   fender rhodes
Bob Berg   Tenor Saxophone
Ron Carter   Upright Bass
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Johnny Coles   Trumpet
Bill Evans   Piano
Red Garland   Piano
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Dave Holland   Bass
Robert Irving   Keyboards
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
John McLaughlin   Guitar
Pierre Michelot   Bass
Jerome Richardson   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute
John Scofield   Guitar
Wayne Shorter   Tenor Saxophone
Julius Watkins   French Horn
Barney Wilen   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams   Drums
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Willie Ruff   French Horn
Joe Zawinul   Piano,Keyboards
Danny Bank   Bass Clarinet,Alto Flute
Billy Barber   Tuba
Paul Chambers   Upright Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano,Keyboards
Charley Drayton   Bass
Gil Evans   Conductor
Foster   Drums
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Darryl Jones   Electric Bass
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Romeo Penque   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute
Gunther Schuller   French Horn
Steve Thornton   Percussion
Pat Thrall   Guitar
René Urtreger   Piano
Dick Hixon   Trombone
Carlos Santana   Guitar
Joe Bennett   Trombone
Azize Faye   African Drums
Ndongo Mbaye   talking drum

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer,Producer
Robert Irving   Producer
Cootie Williams   Composer
Steven Berkowitz   Executive Producer
George Avakian   Producer
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Charley Drayton   Programming,Producer
Gil Evans   Arranger
Jim Gaines   Engineer
Frank Laico   Engineer
Cal Lampley   Producer
Teo Macero   Producer,Audio Production
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Tom Swift   Engineer
Pat Thrall   Programming,Producer,Remixing
Irving Townsend   Producer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Johnny Hoyt   Engineer,Remixing
Harold Chapman   Engineer
Marcel Romano   Producer
Stanley Tonkel   Engineer

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