Miles Davis’ ‘Milestones’

Miles Davis’ ‘Milestones’ is a studio album recorded with John Coltrane on February 4 and March 4, 1958 and released in April 1958 by Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Dr. Jekyll (Aka Dr. Jackle) (Jackie Mclean) – 05:47 . 2.Sid’S Ahead (Miles Davis) – 12:59 . 3.Two Bass Hit (John Lewis – Dizzy Gillespie) – 05:13 . 4.Milestones (Miles Davis) – 05:45. 5.Billy Boy (Traditional, Ahmad Jamal) – 07:14 . 6.Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) – 10:41

Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet, Piano On (2) . Cannonball Adderley – Alto Saxophone . John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone . Red Garland – Piano . Paul Chambers – Double Bass . Philly Joe Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By George Avakian . Harold Chapman – Engineer . Mark Wilder – Mastering, Mixing

Package : Aram Avakian – Photography . Bob Blumenthal – Liner Notes . Don Hunstein – Photography . Charles Edward Smith – Liner Notes . Chuck Stewart – Photography . Dennis Stock – Cover Photo

Recorded On February 4 And March 4, 1958 At Columbia 30Th Street Studio, New York City.

Released April 1958 By Columbia.

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Sputnikmusic.com
One of the most shocking elements is the trumpet playing on the opening track, “Dr. Jackle”. Any intelligible musician who is well-versed in this area of jazz without having prior knowledge of the group or album would immediately identify the trumpeter as being Clifford Brown, famous for expeditiously playing the full range of his horn at fiery tempos. In fact, it is none other than Miles Davis. […]

All About Jazz
Typically, Coltrane starts it off, Davis bares his intended aimand Adderley draws inspiration from both. For this milestone album, Davis used no mutes, no electronicsand no echo. Milestones is a seminal album that helped shape jazz history. […]

allmusic
What is immedately noticeable upon listening to Miles Davis‘ classic first — and only — album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it’s true that the album’s title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazzand defining Davis’ music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. […]

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