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Miles Davis.

tribute to the most important single person in music of the last century. My 5 favorite records rfrom the genius.
1Miles Davis
A Tribute to Jack Johnson

A beautifully haunting, endlessly epic funk/fusion jam session between some of the all time greats
of jazz music. Featuring a line up that not only featured Miles on trumpet, but now legends like Billy
Cobham, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, Jack Johnson has some of the most
brilliant instrumental performances in the history of music. Johnson consists of two twenty minute
epics, Right Off and Yestersnow, which are polar opposites in mood and direction. Right Off is a
rockin', guitar heavy funk track, while Yestersnow, arguably the most beautiful song in jazz music,
is a slower, more subtle piece. The pinnacle of electric jazz and one of the most incredible jam
sessions of all time on one legendary disc. A masterpiece.
2Miles Davis
Sketches of Spain

Unlike any other album in his discography, Miles take on latin music through grandiose yet
subtle jazz is flawlessly executed. The opening epic "Concierto de Aranjuez" is one of the
most powerful and perfect pieces of music ever written. Miles did this record right after
"Kind of Blue", which basically revolutionized modal jazz, and with this, he did a complete
360 and threw this latin inspired masterpiece at the public. Underrated compared to most
of his other work, Sketches of Spain is a phenomenal piece of music and one of the most
unique albums ever recorded.
3Miles Davis
In a Silent Way

In a Silent Way came to be as a transition piece into avant garde jazz fusion from
Miles previous record, Filles De Killmanjaro (butchered spelling). Filles was one of the
first artistically successful fusion albums Miles did, the few before it were a bit
aimless. In a Silent Way is a fucking brilliant, outlandish, disjointed wreck of insane
passion and beauty. The few records before it hinted at Miles making something like
this, and the atmosphere he was finally able to masterfully execute is unreal. Bitches
Brew and Jack Johnson would follow this record, usually being considered among his
best, though this is usually considered his masterwork along with Kind of Blue. In a
Silent Way is absolutely fantastic, taking elements from the few previous Miles albums with a few ideas from other
experimental jazz artists to fuse together atmospheric bliss, the likes of which he would only match with Jack Johnson. In a
Silent Way deserves every bit of praise it has ever received, and is an artful, wonderfully weird entry in the discography of
the best artist on earth.
4Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool

Birth of the Cool is so simple, so much less epic than what Miles would go on to do, so to the point, and
yet it still took Miles over 10 years with his release of "Kind of Blue" to match what he achieved on here.
Funny thing is, there's so many jazz records from the late 40's that sound just like this. But what sets
up the collection of early-late 40s cool jazz recordings from Miles to be one of his best are the melodies
and mood he captured. Miles made so many more unique albums than this, but none had a feel and mood
like this one did. All the post Birth bop records from Davis were mostly solid but didn't have the 'umph'
that this has. The vibrant, deeply melodic, chilled out collection of cool tunes is unrivaled in the genre.
Cool jazz is so unimpressive compared to other forms of the genre that would be developed later, but
has a personality and beautiful shade of gray to it that is unmatched by any other subgenre of jazz
music. Sweet, short, melody driven and incredibly catchy, Birth of the Cool is an understated cool jazz
record that represents the genre. The unique, classy feel and gloriously genius melodies come to life in a
way that Miles never really touched on again for the rest of his career. Birth of the Cool sounds like a
standard early jazz album, but has such a delicate touch and such chilling melodies that it's actually one
of the best out there. And it's probably even more charming than Kind of Blue.
5Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

One of the most important albums of all time. Miles, Coltrane and Adderley on one album,
revolutionizing music. It's impossible to deny it's influence, but is it really worth the acclaim as
his best work? Possibly not, but it has an undeniable charm and some incredible melodies
reminiscent of the memorable and brilliant work Miles did in the 40s with the Birth of the Cool
songs, which until this record, hadn't been bested by anyone in the genre, arguably. The
compilation of heavily melodic, short jazz pieces and perfect sense of 'cool' executed by "Birth"
really wasn't touched by any Miles release until this one. "So What" is one of the most easily
recognizable, melodically engrossing jazz songs of all time, while Flamenco Sketches is one of
the glimmering masterpieces of Miles discography. "Kind of Blue" isn't his best, but is definitely
one of them, and one of the most charming jazz albums of all time. And the most important
one. Ever.
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