Miles Davis

Must-Have Miles: The First Quartet

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This two-CD best of collects some of Miles Davis's most memorable 1950s recordings for the Prestige label, done with some of the era's most celebrated jazz sidemen, including Roy Haynes, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk. These innovative, lyrical, and thrilling performances, including the Monk composition "Round Midnight" and a gorgeous version of "My Funny Valentine," represent some of the finest moments of the trumpeter's early years, and provided a solid foundation for his far-reaching 1960s musical experiments.

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