One of the hardest things in the world to do is pick a favorite Miles Davis album. Why? Because the man's style changed so many times over the course of his career that many of his albums were a dramatic change in style and tone from his previous work while simultaneously highlighting his exceptional talent and composition skills. Recorded in mid-1950 in the then-burgeoning hard bop style, 'Round About Midnight is and has remained one of my favorite Miles albums of all time. Backed by John Coltrane on tenor sax, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums, this album is a veritable who's who of jazz superstars.
This album is also Miles' debut on Columbia Records, the first of many records released over the 30-plus years of his contract. Generally overlooked upon its release, 'Round About Midnight has come to be regarded as one of the greatest jazz albums of all time and one of the pinnacles of the hard bop era. It's also a brilliant introduction to the work of Miles Davis as well as to jazz as a whole. Chances are jazz fans the world over already have the album, but jazz is also an exceedingly underappreciated genre.
If you don't already own it, what are you waiting for?
- Vinyl (6 October 2017)
- Original Release Date: 8 October 2017
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: SONY MUSIC CMG
- ASIN: B073M1KD5P
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)