I still try to sort my top 10 favorite albums of Miles )i try latter best recordings and coments) but here we go;
- Somethin’ Else
1.Miles Davis and Horns
Porgy and Bess
Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants
The Musings of Miles
7.Quintet / Sextet
- Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet
- Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet
many of my favorite recordings of these early albums are from hdtracks, i stil prefer mono versions if possible, i belive i love these albums because Miles was not playing with Coltrane, and in these eraly ages Miles didnt use heave drugs (that could had influence the music he played)?; any way Miles before Kind of Blue is amazing! kind of cool type of music;
young Miles Davis 1946
my most favorite theme of Miles
Very nice listing of Miles favorites leaning to the earliest releases. Going into the mid-fifties and seeing Walkin’ and Workin’ I’d suggest all four of the Miles Davis Quintet 1957 performances released from '57 - '61 on Prestige to satisfy and end his contractural commitment.
Here are mine in order:
- Sorcerer (Mobile Fidelity SACD)
- Miles Smiles (Mobile Fidelity SACD)
- In A Silent Way (Mobile Fidelity SACD)
- Kind Of Blue (2013 Remaster)
- Miles Ahead
- Sketches Of Spain (Mobile Fidelity SACD)
- Porgy and Bess (Mobile Fidelity SACD)
- Relaxin with the Miles Davis Quintet
Special Mention: The Original Mono Recordings (box)
Those are my fixed ones, the rest is a bit variable and difficult to drill down to 10.
Impex and Mosaic box vinyl:
Mofi and Classic Records 45 RPM and original firs pressing vinyl:
Analogue Productions/Classic Records 33/45 RPM and RSD Mono Ryan K Smith remaster:
Mofi and Modaic Box vinyl:
Mofi 45 RPM and Original first pressing and Mosaic box vinyl
I’d have a difficult time limiting myself to 10.
Yes…but those first 5 were easy for me.
I think Coltrane’s best playing was with the Miles Davis Quintet and Kind of Blue.
After about 50 years of listening to Miles I have a hard time choosing favorites. I came in through the electric Miles and then went back to his work with Bird and then up through Blue Note and Prestige. Following his sidemen led me into the universe of jazz from Jelly Roll to Ayler.
I’ll take a stab at ten I could not be without.
Filles De Kilamanjaro
Bootleg Series Vol. 3
Round About Midnight
Get Up with It
My Funny Valentine
Not in any order
In a silent way
Filles De Kilimanjaro
7 Steps To Heaven
Fahrenheit by Toto (plays on one track)
Kind of Blue
Miles in the sky
Round about Midnight