OT: Favorite Miles Davis Album

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He's got too many different versions of Miles. Early, later, and electric.
However, if I had to pick one, I love Bitches Brew........

Kind of Blue, 7 Steps, In a Silent Way (his Rubber Soul transition from acoustic to longer electric), Nefertiti, On the Corner, and Jack Johnson all kick @$$, too.....
and of course Live at Monterey Jazz 1963....young TW is smokin' there!
 

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This is almost impossible for me to say. AlthoughWater Babies has a special place in my heart being the first Miles album purchased. It is a compilation of material from the Nefertiti sessions and In A Silent Way sessions. other great compilations have been mentioned like Circle in the Round and Directions. Recent excellent releases have been the complete In A Silent Way, the complete On The Corner etc. also love all of the Gil Evans collaborations.
 
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I pulled out my entire Miles Davis collection and began listening. He has so many great ones.

But, I'd have to say that my favorite is "Kind Of Blue". Can't put my finger on why, but man, it just blows me away.

What is your favorite Miles Davis album?
Side 1

Side 2

The Miles Davis/Tadd Dameron Quintet In Paris Festival International De Jazz May, 1949
There's just something about a live setting.
It adds an extra ambiance that you simply can not replicate in the studio.
...plus the early bop stuff is just so much fun.
It reminds me of the early Jazz from the 20's.
You can tell, listening to the recordings, these kids were just out to have fun and didn't care about anything else.
Life hadn't weighed them down yet, and you can hear it in the performances.
So light. So fresh. Just havin' a ball.
Great stuff. I wish we could all live there, even for just a little while. =)


Elvis
P.S. - Star People runs a very close second, in my book, too.
 
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Regardless of which is your favorite the Session Reel release is worth checking out for how it documents the working method of the second quintet in the recording studio during Miles Smiles and Nefertiti period.
 


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