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Milestones - 2022 Reissue

    Milestones represents what many consider to be Miles Davis' first great quintet. Released in 1958 on Columbia, the five-star review by AllMusic's Thom Jurek called it ".. a classic album with blues material in both bebop and post-bop veins.which introduced modalism in jazz and defined Davis' subsequent music in the years to follow." A precursor to 'Kind of Blue', 'Milestones' was the first session to feature John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. DOWN BEAT (1958) "Davis' statements here are genuinely eloquent. Coltrane's efforts here do indicate that he is rapidly moving toward a niche of his own, absorbing influences but not being obsessed by them. Adderley is less than individualist but is performing on a level of fluency which will make the discovery of a self-sustaining role less difficult in time." (Don Gold) MILES DAVIS, trumpet JOHN COLTRANE, tenor sax JULIAN "CANNONBALL" ADDERLEY, alto sax RED GARLAND, piano PAUL CHAMBERS, bass PHILLY JOE JONES, drums. New York 1958. Produced by George Avakian

    TRACK LISTING

    Dr. Jekyll
    Sids Ahead
    Two Bass Hit
    Milestones
    Billy Boy
    Straight No Chaser

    Miles Davis

    Live - Evil - Black Friday Edition

      AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

      LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      Originally released November 17, 1971, Miles Davis' Live-Evil turns 50 in November and this jazz-funk landmark double LP is a 100-minute workout of hard grooves and rhythmic explorations. Recorded live during his legendary 1970 stand at Washington DC's Cellar Door and then edited by producer Teo Macero, this album features Miles joined by a formidable row of top-flight musicians: Gary Bartz, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. The album's striking cover by legendary illustrator Mati Klarwein is complemented by two discs pressed on exclusive limited edition opaque teal colored vinyl.

      TRACK LISTING

      Sivad
      Little Church
      Medley: Gemini/double Image
      What I Say
      Nem Um Talvez
      Selim
      Funk Tonk
      Inamorata And Narration By Conrad Roberts

      Miles Davis

      Kind Of Blue - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

      Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. It was recorded on March 2 and April 22, 1959, at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City, and released on August 17 of that year by Columbia Records. The album features Davis's ensemble sextet consisting of saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, with new band pianist Wynton Kelly appearing on one track in place of Evans. Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. 

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      So What 
      Freddie Freeloader 
      Blue In Green 
      Flamenco Sketches 
      All Blues

      Miles Davis

      1951-1959: The Essential Works

        He was no doubt the most prolific, the most revolutionary and the most individual musician in jazz. He was the figure behind at least three jazz revolutions: in 1949/1950 he recorded The Birth of the Cool, a turning-point in jazz history that introduced the new jazz played in downtown clubs, just when ballroom jazz went into decline; in 1959 Miles recorded Kind of Blue, the music's genuine entrance into the modern world, and it became the best-selling jazz album for decades to come, because it sounded avant-garde at the time and still sounds like contemporary jazz today; and then in 1969 he recorded Bitches Brew, a synthesis of music that was rock, funk and jazz all at once, and which has often been named fusion, because Miles was the first to succeed in synthesizing all forms of music as a work of art that was masterly and essential. It remains one of the ten masterpieces of the 20th century.

        The Essential Works of Miles Davis brings to light the path that led from The Birth of the Cool to Kind of Blue, in other words, a decade of modernity whose advancement can be followed on every one of these four sides.


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        A1. Whispering
        A2. Four
        A3. Solar
        A4. Bag's Groove
        B1. Round Midnight
        B2. Bye Bye Blackbird
        B3. Bemsha Swing
        C1. Summertime
        C2. Walkin
        C3. Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud
        D1. So What
        D2. All Blues

        Miles Davis shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording the album Rubberband in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios with producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a radical departure, with the inclusion of funk and soul grooves; with plans to feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu, leaving the Rubberband songs unheard and untouched for over 30 years.

        Davis’ fans finally got a taste of the iconic trumpeter’s long-lost album last year with the release of a four-song Rubberband EP for Record Store Day. Now the entire 11-song Rubberband album makes its debut for all the heads. It was finished by the original producers Hall and Giles; with Davis’ nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original sessions for the album in 1985-86. The cover art for the album is a Davis original painting from the time.

        “Uncle Miles would be proud. Randy, Zane and I, and everyone involved, put our heart and soul into ‘The Rubberband Of Life,’” says Wilburn, Jr.

        In 2017 – 32 years after Davis started recording Rubberband– Hall, Giles, and – and Davis’ nephew, Wilburn, Jr., began work to finish the album. The final version includes several guest artists including singers Ledisi (a 12-time Grammy nominee) and Lalah Hathaway (daughter of soul legend Donny Hathaway).

        Davis – who plays both trumpet and keyboards on the album – was joined in the studio by keyboardists Adam Holzman, Neil Larsen and Wayne Linsey; percussionist Steve Reid; saxophonist Glen Burris; and Wilburn, Jr. on drums. The sessions were engineered by Grammy®-winner Reggie Dozier, whose brother Lamont Dozier was part of the legendary Motown song writing team Holland-Dozier-Holland.


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Patrick says: Miles' controversial and uber funky fusion LP "Rubberband" finally sees the light of day after 30-odd years, finished by original producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles as well as Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., who played drums on the original sessions. Davis' trumpet and wild keyboard are out of this world as per, but it's the Prince styled e-funk grooves which are gonna make you cut up the living room.

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        Rubberband Of Life (feat Ledisi)
        This Is It
        Paradise (feat Medina Johnson)
        So Emotional (feat Lalah Hathaway)
        Give It Up
        Maze
        Carnival Time
        I Love What We Make Together (feat Randy Hall)
        See I See
        Echoes In Time/The Wrinkle
        Rubberband

        Miles Davis

        Black Beauty - Miles Davis At Fillmore West

        "Black Beauty, Miles Davis At Fillmore West", was recorded on April 10, 1970 at Fillmore West, San Francisco, when Davis performed as the opening act for the Grateful Dead. The recording took place shortly after the release of Miles’ classic album Bitches Brew. The album was released in 1973, originally in Japan only. "Black Beauty", a true jazz-rock album, captured one of Davis’ first performances at a rock venue during the early stages of his electric period. At the concert, he led his band (saxophonist Steve Grossman, bassist Dave Holland, keyboardist Chick Corea, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and percussionist Airto Moreira) through one continuously performed set list.
        The songs in the band’s set list were as followed: “Directions”, “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down”, “Willie Nelson”, “I Fall In Love Too Easily”, “Sanctuary”, “It’s About That Time”, “Bitches Brew”, “Masqualero”, “Spanish Key”, and “The Theme”. They were performed as one continuous and uninterrupted piece of music, a practice Davis had begun in 1967. He later explained in his autobiography that performing these kinds of long musical suites without breaks allowed more space for improvisations in concert.

        The original Japanese booklet is included in this vinyl package.


        TRACK LISTING

        Directions
        Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
        Willie Nelson
        I Fall In Love Too Easily
        Sanctuary
        It's About That Time
        Bitches Brew
        Masqualero
        Spanish Key/The Theme

        Miles Davis

        Live Evil - 180g Vinyl Edition

          The first in a continuing series of double-LP extravaganzas released only in Japan in the early '70s, 'Live Evil' mixes four studio tracks from 1970 with four live ones taken from a Washington, DC performance in December of that year. Amidst heavy competition, the live tracks - including "What I Say," "Sivad" and "Gemini Double Image" - are the highlights, featuring some of Miles' best playing of the decade, plus aggressive work on extended solo spots by John McLaughlin on guitar, Keith Jarrett on keyboards, and Jack DeJohnette on drums.




          TRACK LISTING

          Side A
          1. Sivad
          2. Little Church
          3. Medley
          Gemini
          Double Image

          Side B
          1. What I Say
          2. Nem Um Talvez

          Side C
          1. Selim
          2. Funky Tonk

          Side D
          1. Inamorata And Narration By Conrad Roberts

          Miles Davis

          Tutu - Deluxe Vinyl Edition

            30 years ago, in May and June 1985, Miles Davis signed with Warner Bros Records, shocking the music world by leaving Columbia. He immediately started working on an album to be called 'Perfect Way', named after a tune by Scritti Politti, but later renamed 'Tutu' by producer Tommy LiPuma. When 'Tutu' (a tribute to Desmond Tutu) was released in 1986, it re-ignited Miles Davis’ career, winning him two Grammy Awards. The record reflected the 80s, just as Herbie’s 'Rockit' did. That meant keyboards, sequencing, dub effects, drum machines and tonalities that often had the brightness and sharpness of the Fairlight era. This album was a key factor in raising Davis’ status to an international superstar.

            This deluxe double LP edition includes:
            • The remastered original album
            • An extra LP of live performances by the Miles Davis Octet of the Nice Jazz Festival of 1986 only available on the CD version of 'Tutu Deluxe'.
            • The packaging is a replica of the original vinyl album, including stickers, LP labels, Irving Penn’s beautiful and iconic photographs
            • All this on 180g double vinyl!



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