Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums [Blu-ray Audio]

Comprised of three 10″ albums: “Young Man With a Horn”, “Miles Davis Vol. 2″ and “Miles Davis Vol. 3″ released in 1952 – 1954

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Comprised of three 10″ albums: “Young Man With a Horn”, “Miles Davis Vol. 2″ and “Miles Davis Vol. 3″, the first two a sextet lineup, the final a quartet with Horace Silver plus a number of bonus tracks and alternate takes. Some of the participant’s songs are included like J.J. Johnson‘s “Enigma” and Jimmy Heath’s “C.T.A.” Package includes one Blu-ray Audio CD, a liner essay, discographical data and photographs by Francis Wolff.

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Composé de trois albums 10″, “Young Man With a Horn”, ” Miles Davis Vol 2 “et” Miles Davis Vol 3 “, les deux premiers enregistrés avec un sextet, le troisième en quartet avec Horace Silver, plus un certain nombre de bonus, de secondes prises. A côté des standards, on trouve des morceaux signés par certains participants comme «Enigma» de JJ Johnson et “CTA” de Jimmy Heath. L’ensemble comprend un CD audio Blue-ray, un texte de pochette, des informations et des photographies de Francis Wolff.

Enjoy The Music
Young Man With a Horn is one outstanding LP. My only beef is that there are only six cuts. If you have the slightest interest in jazz, run out and buy this recording. It may spark a much more serious interest in jazz. If you have a rabid interest in jazz, you’ll want this ASAP. It may spark a desire to have the rest of the Classic Blue Note Mono series. I know it’s done that to me. […]

All About Jazz
They’re not bad records, but they’re not essential Miles Davis. This isn’t classic muted Miles, or modal Miles, or Miles with orchestra. And, of course, it’s many years before classic fusion Miles. […]

lanky_caravan @ RateYourMusic
But with J.J. Johnson and Jackie McLean on board, you are not exactly taking about any slouches here and the sound is surprisingly immediate for 1952 (even if the piano could be more present). Miles sounds focused throughout these Blue Note albums, giving the listener a good idea of the economy of his early playing while he still figured shit out. […]

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