"I can tell whether a person can play just by the way he stands …If they act too hip, you know they can't play shit " Miles Davis

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Miles Davis The original Mono Recording

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The landmark box set Miles Davis: The Original Mono Recordings is available beginning today!
The set, comprising nine remastered CDs in mini-LP replica jackets, includes the six albums that trace the development of Miles’ “first great quintet” at Columbia, all notably featuring John Coltrane:
• ’Round About Midnight
• Milestones
• Jazz Track
• Kind Of Blue (at 4-times RIAA platinum, the greatest selling jazz album of all time)
• Someday My Prince Will Come
• Miles And Monk At Newport

And also the three albums that placed Miles (and various group members) in sophisticated orchestral settings at Columbia, all notably arranged and conducted by Gil Evans:
• Miles Ahead
• Porgy And Bess
• Sketches Of Spain

The box set, which is part of a long-term effort by the Miles Davis estate to continue to promote his work to existing and new audiences, contains a fully-annotated 40-page booklet with complete discographic information including personnel and production details, plus a 2,000-word essay by author and Wall Street Journal writer Marc Myers. The set can be purchased now at Amazon.


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