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Ballads And Blues [CD]

Miles Davis, J. J. Johnson Audio CD

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Listen  1. I Waited For YouMiles Davis 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. YesterdaysMiles Davis 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. One For Daddy-OCannonball Adderley 8:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Moon DreamsMiles Davis 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. How Deep Is The OceanMiles Davis 4:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. WeirdoMiles Davis 4:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. EnigmaMiles Davis 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. It Never Entered My Mind (Higher & Higher)Miles Davis 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Autumn LeavesCannonball Adderley10:582.49  Buy MP3 

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Disc if you are new to Jazz and Miles Davis 23 July 2002
By Tom Ribando - Published on
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Ballads and Blues may not be considered one of Miles's masterpieces, although it is one of my favorite in my Miles Davis collection. This is a great album for folks that are new to Jazz and kind of acts as a Bridge to other great Miles Davis albums like Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, and of course Porgy and Bess.
The music on this album has a hypnotic subtlty to it that helps me unwind after a rough day at the office, or helps make an unpleasant drive, a little less so. If you are new to Jazz and are looking to add a few discs to your collection, you will certainly get your money's worth with this one because it is worth listening to many times. Other Miles Albums I would Reccomend to first time or new Jazz Buyers are in this Order: Kind of Blue, Porgy and Bess, E.S.P., Miles Smiles, Sketches of Spain and the Birth of the Cool. (People may argue about which of those are the best, but they are all great.) Ken Burns also put out a compilation Miles Davis CD, and other artists as well, that feature essential Miles recordings from his excellent Jazz Mini-Series.
Again, while this album may not be considered one of Miles' great masterpieces, I play it more than I do some of his masterpeices. I hope this review helped you.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If ya dig 'Kind Of Blue,' you will dig this 9 Feb 2000
By "wednightprayermeeting" - Published on
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'Ballads And Blues' is nine cuts from 1950,'52,'53,'54, and '58. This is not bop, rather it shows, in the early '50s tunes, Miles in the process revolutionizing jazz by laying the groundwork for what would become known as Hard Bop. This is modal Miles. His cast of players range from Max Roach (1 track only), Art Blakely, Cannonball Adderley, bassist Percy Heath, trombonist J.J. Johnson.....among others. No Coltrane, though. Nevertheless, it is a nice mellow album with solid, dreamy songs. I especially dig "Weirdo" and "Moon Dreams."
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miles is so cool 28 Feb 2002
By Christian - Published on
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Ballads and Blues is a classic collection of some of Davis's finest modal pieces and haunting ballads. There is no unreleased material on this compilation, but that should not deter the potential listener from purchasing this set. Even an owner of much Miles can appreciate this album, as the sampling is wide enough that the compilation does not function as a near facsimile of any previous release. Highlights from this collection include Miles's reworking of Jerome Kern's "Yesterdays," and "Autumn Leaves," originally released on Cannonball Adderly's Something Else; it must be said that in regard to the latter, a jazz group has rarely ever been so tight.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Davis: the golden sound! 21 April 2005
By Hiram Gomez Pardo - Published on
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When you listen Davis playing the first bars of any random work, you are immediatly transported to another level. That kind touch comes from the soul, the spirit and then his fingers work out according this premise. In Davis you will never listen a wrong note; he owned a internal mood that overpassed every possible adjective.

And consider the presence itself elevated automatically the artistic height of every one of his musical partners; Ron Carter, Bill Evans and so many musicians acquired a new dimension becoming true poets in the real meaning of the word; poetry comes from poyesis that in greek signifies creator.

This a superior CD and a reference album in your treasured collection. Don't miss it under no pretext.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice 15 Jan 2001
By corbettesque - Published on
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Those who like Davis's cooler, bluesy/modal material will appreciate this. A precursor to "Kind Of Blue," although not nearly as daring and original. Recommended, but not essential.
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