This is an incredible bargain: three Miles Davis classics, including the iconic 'Kind of Blue', 'Ascenseur pour l'echefaud' from a Louis Malle soundtrack, and 'Somethin' Else', a 'Cannonball' Adderley album on which Davis makes a substantial contribution. All three albums are remastered onto two cds, with a real warmth to the sound. 'Kind of Blue' is a beautiful, elegantly played, restrained and melodic album which is likely to appeal to those wary of jazz. It features Miles' trumpet hanging sublimely over the rhythms of drums, bass and piano, and counterpointed by Adderley's sax. It's a true classic of its kind.
Also on the album is a set of moodily atmospheric, ghostly jazz of short pieces which are the soundtrack to a French film 'Lift to the Gallows', so the music is highly appropriate! Finally, there is Adderley's album which features 'Cannonball' on sax, meshing fluidly with Davis trumpet, especially evocatively on 'Autumn Leaves', 'One for Daddy-o' and 'Dancing in the Dark'. All three are classic albums of their time, and all are rated 'outstanding' by Penguin Jazz Guide, and given top **** ratings. This is a simply unmissable bargain, even at treble the price, so snap this up now while you can. Mouthwateringly good.