Miles Davis   Blue Moods
Release Date: 1955

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3.5 greatAlabaster Jones | February 10th 16

Blue Moods isn't as somber as the name would suggest, but it is a nice look into the early inner workings of what cool jazz would eventually be. The opener, "Nature Boy", is most certainly blue, but it's slow pace eventually gives way to more upbeat tracks like "There's No You". The ensemble here is quite good, with Davis on the trumpet, Charles Mingus (whose record label released this record) on the double bass, Elvin Jones manning the kit, Britt Goodman playing trombone, and the secret weapon of the album, Teddy Charles, on the vibraphone. His playing on the vibraphone gives some swell personality to what is already a pretty good cool jazz album, especially on the two aforementioned songs, which are definitely a couple of early cool jazz classics. In all, with a short twenty-six minute runtime, Blue Moods marks itself as a precursor to the cool jazz movement, and a good album in Miles Davis' early discography.


3.0 goodLowellWolfe | November 16th 16
3.5 greatwidowslaugh123 | September 6th 16
3.0 goodPowerBlitz | August 6th 16
2.5 averageShadowmire | May 22nd 16
2.5 averageleothelion | October 21st 15
2.5 averagedudemanbroguy | July 9th 15
3.5 greatMoeLester | February 8th 15
3.0 goodFlappadoink | January 16th 15
3.5 greatVoodooFactory | November 30th 13
3.5 greatTwistedJayy | September 25th 13
2.0 poorSo that escalated quickly | February 22nd 13
2.5 averageDirtBagDan | February 11th 13
3.5 greatZack | January 20th 13
4.5 superbZGP1992 | October 13th 12
3.0 goodAustin Newell | August 19th 11
4.0 excellentNosferatu22 | December 28th 10
3.5 greatTheworldismyashtray | October 8th 10
2.0 poorAlice Margatroid | August 30th 10
2.5 averageIAJP | August 14th 10
3.0 goodnicholasarthur | November 9th 09
2.5 averageFR33L0RD | December 2nd 08

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