Miles Davis

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Miles Davis's valuable recordings for Prestige were at one time made available on a series of attractive two-LP sets; much of this music has since been reissued on CD. This two-fer has plenty of brilliant music including the four master takes from the classic session with vibraphonist Milt Jackson and pianist Thelonious Monk (Monk's solo on "Bags' Groove" is quite memorable), three selections with a variety of different rhythm sections ("Smooch," "Miles Ahead" and "Blue Haze"), an alternate (and inferior) version of "'Round Midnight" with John Coltrane and four great performances ("Airegin," "Oleo," "But Not for me" and "Doxy") with a quintet featuring tenor-saxophonist Sonny Rollins (composer of three of the four songs) and pianist Horace Silver.

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