Milestones

Milestones

by Miles Davis
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Milestones

The recorded debut, and sole studio recording, of the Miles Davis Dream Team -- with alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley added to the in-place quintet of John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones -- done a year before KIND OF BLUE. The set is balanced between the up- and medium-tempo tautness of "Dr. Jekyll," "Two Bass Hit," "Straight, No Chaser," and "Milestones" -- the three horn players riding Jones's rhythmic pulse like bronco busters -- and the one leisurely ballad ("Sid's Ahead," which stretches to a full 13 minutes) that foreshadows the long, slow modal explorations just down the road. Throughout, Davis plays some of his greatest trumpet solos, slices of perfection nestled between the earthy Adderley and the already ethereal Coltrane. This album is a model of its times -- a happy marriage between the gritty soulfulness of hard bop and the romantic lilt of cool jazz. Only a rhythm section prance through "Billy Boy" breaks the mood.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2013
Label: Sony Uk
UPC: 0886974919827
catalogNumber: 7491982
Rank: 3879

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Red Garland   Piano
Philly Joe Jones   Drums,Double Sax
Paul Chambers   Bass
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bob Belden   Reissue Producer
George Avakian   Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Tim Geelan   Remixing
Teo Macero   Producer,Remixing
Bob Blumenthal   Liner Notes
Charles Edward Smith   Liner Notes
Harold Chapman   Engineer
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
Dennis Stock   Cover Photo

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