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Miles Davis - The Blue Note Years FLAC album

Performer: Miles Davis
Genre: Jazz
Title: The Blue Note Years
Released: 1989
Style: Bop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1303 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1184 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1346 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 483

Released: February 25, 1992. Retrieved September 9, 2013.

Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly protean. This led to his next band recording, Kind of Blue, in March and April 1959, an album that became a landmark in modern jazz and the most popular disc of Davis’ career, eventually selling over two million copies, a phenomenal success for a jazz record. In sessions held in November 1959 and March 1960, Davis again followed his pattern of alternating band releases and collaborations with Gil Evans, recording Sketches of Spain, containing traditional Spanish music and original compositions in that style.

Dinner Ambiance Introspection Late Night Passion Reflection Romance Yearning. Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums. The 2014 double-disc anthology Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums compiles tracks jazz trumpeter Miles Davis recorded for Blue Note Records during the '50s. These are recordings made after Davis left Prestige, but not including the 1949-1950 sessions later released as the classic 1957 album Birth of the Cool. Here, instead, we get recordings that were initially released as 10" LPs titled Young Man with a Horn, Miles Davis, Vol. 2, and Miles Davis, Vol. 3. Also included are all of the alternate takes that accompanied the original releases.

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As an overview of Davis in the 1950's, however, this is great. Consider his Columbia album "Kind of Blue", done in '59 with most of the same help as on "Somethin' Else" as the start of Miles in the '60's. I'm not even a big Miles fan, although I saw him perform in Madison Square Garden around 1970 and owned his "Live at the Blackhawk" on vinyl. You just can't own a classic jazz collection and leave him out, however.

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1 Autumn Leaves 10:58
2 Well You Needn't 5:22
3 Dear Old Stockholm 4:11
4 Waited For You 3:30
5 Love For Sale 7:04
6 How Deep Is The Ocean 4:37
7 Tempus Fugit 3:50
8 Yesterdays 3:44
9 Kelo 3:17
10 Enigma 3:22
11 Somethin' Else 8:13
12 It Never Entered My Mind

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd


  • Alto Saxophone – Cannonball Adderley (tracks: 1, 5, 11), Jackie McLean (tracks: 3)
  • Bass – Oscar Pettiford (tracks: 3, 6, 8), Percy Heath (tracks: 2, 7, 9, 10, 12), Sam Jones (tracks: 1, 5, 11)
  • Drums – Art Blakey (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10~12), Kenny Clarke (tracks: 3, 6, 8)
  • Photography By – Francis Wolff
  • Piano – Gil Coggins (tracks: 3, 4, 6~10), Hank Jones (tracks: 1, 5, 11), Horace Silver (tracks: 2, 12)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy Heath (tracks: 7, 9, 10)
  • Trombone – J.J. Johnson (tracks: 3, 7, 9, 10)
  • Trumpet – Miles Davis (tracks: 1~12)


Tracks 1, 5, 11 Stereo. All other tracks Mono.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4988006631687
  • Rights Society: JASRAC