Miles Davis – Greatest Hits (1997)

Miles Davis - Greatest Hits (1997)
Artist: Miles Davis
Album: Greatest Hits
Genre: Bop, Cool Jazz, Fusion
Origin: USA
Released: 1997
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

01. Seven Steps To Heaven
02. All Blues
03. Someday My Prince Will Come
04. Walkin’
05. My Funny Valentine
06. E.S.P.
07. ‘Round Midnight
08. So What


Like most jazz artists, Miles Davis isn’t particularly well-served by a greatest-hits collection, since their brevity and haphazard sampling tends to obscure the scope and depth of his artistry. Nevertheless, Greatest Hits works better than expected, featuring such classics as “All Blues,” “Someday My Prince Will Come,” “Walkin’,” “E.S.P.,” “‘Round Midnight,” and “So What.” These tracks might not fully capture the essence of Miles’ Columbia records — and it doesn’t necessarily function as a good introductory sampler, since it’s presented out of chronological order and his music works better in the context of its original session — but the music itself is wonderful.
Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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