Miles Davis   Miles Ahead
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Release Date: 1957
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3.0 goodAlabaster Jones | December 1st 15

It seems like a peculiar decision to have one of the greatest jazz innovators of all time have a piece orchestrated for him and a roughly twenty member band, but that's what Gil Evans opted to go with here. Davis and Evans would collaborate again after this, but this is the first of their collaborations and the first time Davis has worked with orchestrated pieces since Birth Of The Cool. Some of the songs on here are really great, like "The Maids Of Cadiz", "My Ship", and "New Rhumba", but more often than not songs off of the record will feel inconsequential, and sometimes even boring. They're nice to hear, but nothing really jumps out at you. It really feels like Davis is being restricted, and while there's no problem with more subdued jazz, it seems like it's holding itself back from being a truly fantastic and memorable listen. In all, this is certainly not the best of Gil Evans and Miles Davis' collaborations, but it is a pretty nice and occasionally really great listen nonetheless.

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3.5 greatthealbumman | May 31st 16
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4.5 superbPeterCologne | January 14th 16
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4.0 excellentDanny A. III | January 1st 15
4.0 excellentGrandpa Seth | December 30th 14
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4.0 excellentDrJimJangle | November 10th 14
4.5 superbRodrigo | November 2nd 14
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4.0 excellentdeathprofessa47 | April 17th 13
2.5 averageRobVanHood | March 8th 13
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4.0 excellenturzadek | December 17th 12
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3.0 goodPierre Hysterical | February 28th 11
4.5 superbthevangris | November 28th 10
4.0 excellentWilliam Peil | November 20th 10
4.0 excellentFrancis Gaulin | September 17th 10
4.0 excellentDickGraves | September 15th 10
3.0 goodRyan Edwards | September 12th 10
5.0 classicmelomaniac | September 1st 10
3.5 greatAlice Margatroid | August 30th 10
4.0 excellentIAJP | August 13th 10
3.5 greatMars Blackmon | June 24th 10
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3.0 goodNeutralThunder12 | May 9th 10
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4.0 excellentSmevin Bravis | February 8th 10
3.5 greatWill Moore | January 29th 10
2.0 poorJPDesdub | January 29th 10
3.5 greatMatthew | September 9th 09
4.5 superbtwss119 | May 10th 09
3.5 greatJim Blomqvist | March 26th 09
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4.5 superbrevolution1 | January 1st 09
3.0 goodMColeman | December 1st 08
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4.5 superbDez_Axer | March 22nd 08
2.5 averageSteeed | January 18th 08
3.5 greatsystool | November 19th 07
2.5 averageSleepy | November 10th 07
2.0 poorFR33L0RD

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