25 Miles - My favourite Miles Davis (in order)

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Kind Of Blue
1.  Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Everything has been said about this album, it is timeless and unique,and as close to hypnotically beautiful perfection as you could ever hear."
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Bitches Brew
2.  Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Miles took the jazz world by storm with this controversial fusion classic. Restless, dense powerful and beautiful music with Miles playing magnificently. Spanish Key and Voodoo Down are incredible."
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Round About Midnight
3.  Round About Midnight by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "The first great quintet at its peak in 1956, Miles' first album for Columbia. Cool laid back and swinging,with Miles at his spine tingling best."
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A Tribute to Jack Johnson
4.  A Tribute to Jack Johnson by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Though less devastating in its impact than B****** Brew, this is Miles' purest jazz rock record. A sensational mix of searing electric guitar, pounding rock rhythms, and awesome trumpet playing."
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In A Silent Way
5.  In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "This album marks Miles' first major foray into electric jazz or 'fusion' Quietly experimental, full of ambient grooves and simple melody. Miles' solo on Shh Peaceful is majestic."
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Milestones
6.  Milestones by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Predecessor to Kind of Blue, with Cannonball Adderley completing the sextet. The whole band on top form on this brilliant, energetic and joyous record. Title track an all time classic."
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Miles Ahead
7.  Miles Ahead by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Miles' best collaboration with Gil Evans is a masterpiece of quiet melodic orchestral jazz, with Miles as the only soloist."
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Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
8.  Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "1 of 4 classic albums by Miles' first great quintet on the Prestige label. The first 3 tracks are among his finest."
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Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet
9.  Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
The list author says:
  "Another quintet classic on Prestige, featuring a sublime version of My Funny Valentine"
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Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall
10.  Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall by Wynton Kelly
The list author says:
  "Miles' best live album for me, the final word on his incredible achievements of the previous six years. Miles in terrific form with both quintet and Gil Evans' orchestra."
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Porgy And Bess
11.  Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Another brilliant Miles and Gil Evans record, a beautiful interpretation of Gershwin's musical."
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Miles Smiles
12.  Miles Smiles by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "The second great quintet at its exilarating best before the start of the electric revolutuion."
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Someday My Prince Will Come
13.  Someday My Prince Will Come by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Miles' last studio album of the Coltrane era; not quite as majestic as his best work of '55-'60, but still essential. 'Teo' is outstanding."
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Sketches of Spain
14.  Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "The third great Miles/ Gil Evans collaboration, inspired by flamenco music and featuring intense soloing from Miles. Dominated by a stunning 'Concierto de Aranjuez.'"
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E. S. P.
15.  E. S. P. by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "This album marked a new era for Miles, with his new quintet; playing with more fire and aggresion and backed by a blistering rhythm section."
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The Complete Concert : 1964 (My Funny Valentine and "Four & More")
16.  The Complete Concert : 1964 (My Funny Valentine and "Four & More") by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Superb live double from 1964 (originally two albums separating ballads and burners; 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Four and More') shows Miles at a transitional stage."
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Nefertiti
17.  Nefertiti by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Miles' last all acoustic album with his great 60s quintet, features some great innovative and subtle music."
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Steamin' With the Miles Davis Quintet
18.  Steamin' With the Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Another 50s quintet Prestige album, not as magical as 'Workin' and 'Cookin' but very close."
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'58 Sessions: Featuring Stella
19.  '58 Sessions: Featuring Stella by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Hugely underrated. The only other studio recordings by the great 'Kind of Blue' sextet, have some of the same hypnotic quality."
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Big Fun
20.  Big Fun by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Released in 1974, although contains music spread over three years; mixed in quality, but the best tracks ('Great Expectations/Orange Lady', 'Recollections,' 'Go Ahead John,') are excellent."
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At Newport 1958
21.  At Newport 1958 by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Great live performance by the legendary 'Kind of Blue' sextet."
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Relaxin' With the Miles Davis Quintet
22.  Relaxin' With the Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Completing the set of 50s quintet Prestige classics."
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Agharta
23.  Agharta by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "The culmination of Miles' 70s work, together with 'Pangaea' is a remarkable live concert from Japan, featuring huge dense Jazz/funk/rock improvisations which somehow make sense."
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Birth of The Cool
24.  Birth of The Cool by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "This is where it all started for Miles; his first innovation and his first work with Gil Evans, is an all time jazz classic."
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Get Up With It
25.  Get Up With It by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Miles' final studio album before his 5 years' silence, showing Miles in constant change at this time (mid70s). The highlight is a superb long haunting memorial to Duke Ellington;'He Loved Him Madly.'"
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