sinan90
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#2
My favourite is Sketches of Spain, although the Complete Blackhawk Sessions are amazing.
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Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
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#4
as of yet, I haven't conceived of something Miles has done that I wouldn't like!
but to name my favorite would be impossible so I'll name my top 5 Miles albums:

1. Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
2. Kind of Blue
3. Tribute to Jack Johnson
4. In a Silent Way
5. Panthalassa

the last one is actually a dub/electronica infused reproduction of Miles' songs remixed, rejuvenated, revitalized and doped up by the amazing Bill Laswell
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Quote by jazz_croatia
Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet
Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet


Agreed. My favorite of those would probably be Relaxin'. I'm a huge fan of his "If I Were a Bell."

I also really like Birth of the Cool with Boplicty being my favorite Miles tune.
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#6
Top 2: (I can't choose, besides, they're too different)

Seven Steps to Heaven
Sketches of Spain
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#7
Jack Johnson sessions are sick. I Love McLaughlin's guitar playing on the album.
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Quote by C_Miller
Agreed. My favorite of those would probably be Relaxin'. I'm a huge fan of his "If I Were a Bell."



Did you know that If I were a bell was first written for a musical and it later then became a jazz standard.

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#9
^That's true with so many jazz standards, but I would say If I were a bell is my favorite in terms of that transition from musicals to jazz standards. I really love Live at Newport '58 I think it is.
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#10
Kind of Blue is epic, but Bag's Groove is really solid
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In a Silent Way is just beautiful. I love listening to that anytime.

Kind of Blue is classic and cannot be left out. All of the musicians playing on that album are phenomenal.

And Bitches Brew is just insanity. But in a good way .
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gopherthegreat
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#14
Kind of Blue is the only album i have by him, but its great. so i'll say Kind of Blue.

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The Complete Birth of the Cool, boplicity is such a cool track. His solo there is amazing.
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#16
I've been enjoying 'On the Corner' recently. It's funkier than Bitches Brew, but follows a similar form, with an album-long groove spliced together from the jams recorded. It's pretty much as close to hip hop as a jazz album can be, which makes for an interesting listen.
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Quote by jazz_croatia
Did you know that If I were a bell was first written for a musical and it later then became a jazz standard.

/unuseful information


Yep. It was in Guys and Dolls. My school did it this year.


Also, has anyone heard Tribute to Jack Johnson? That is a fantastic album. Very crazy fusion-y stuff and it actually pre-dates Bitches Brew.
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#19
I didn't like Bitches Brew for a while, but some songs have grown on me... I might check out the Jack Johnson stuff.
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#20
i only have Kind of Blue and the Complete Birth of Cool. ill have to say Kind of Blue simply for the song So What
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#21
Nobody listened to the first four? I advise you to do so. It is his most energetic work. And John Coltrane and Ron Carter and Red Garland also contribute wonderfully.
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#22
Don't you mean Paul Chambers? Ron Carter played with Davis in the 2nd Great Quintet. Coltrane and Garland were in the 1st. I could be wrong though.
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#23
I've only got Bitches Brew and Kind of Blue, and I although Freddie Freeloader is really awesome, my vote goes for Bitches Brew. I love the atmosphere of that album.
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#25
I've never really considered any of Davis's work as my favorite, but I find myself listening to Pangea quite often.

I'm not sure if anyone else has this album, but I highly recommend picking it up if you are into more experimental jazz. Superb album.
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#26
I only have about 5 Davis albums, but my favourites are Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain.
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