“Classics In Jazz” by Miles Davis - album review

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TJR says

For the last release in Capitol’s “Classics in Jazz” 10” LP series, Miles Davis was the featured artist and tunes from his 1949-1950 sessions were gathered on a single album, much to the delight of many collectors. The album was also released as a double EP set. Four of the tunes had never been released previously – “Moon Dreams” (the album’s best track), “Deception”, “Rocker” and “Rouge”. “Jeru”, “Venus de Milo”, “Godchild”, and “Israel” had been issued previously on 78 singles. All 8 of these tracks would be recompiled on the more famous 1957 LP “The Birth Of The Cool”, together with another 3 from the same sessions. Although the arrangements are complex, the tempo is relaxed and the tone light. It’s the style which would soon come to be known commonly as “cool jazz”. Whether that’s an apt description is, of course, is a matter of opinion…

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A1 [03:11] 4.2.png Miles Davis - Jeru (Gerry Mulligan) Jazz
A2 [03:18] 5.5.png Miles Davis - Moon Dreams (Chummy MacGregor, Johnny Mercer) Jazz
A3 [03:11] 3.5.png Miles Davis - Venus De Milo (Gerry Mulligan) Jazz
A4 [02:46] 3.0.png Miles Davis - Deception (Miles Davis) Jazz
B1 [03:08] 3.2.png Miles Davis - Godchild (George Wallington) Jazz
B2 [03:04] 3.5.png Miles Davis - Rocker (Gerry Mulligan) Jazz
B3 [02:15] 3.2.png Miles Davis - Israel (Johnny Carisi) Jazz
B4 [03:13] 2.5.png Miles Davis - Rouge (John Lewis) Jazz
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