This was quite an astonishing bargain. For around £10 in Nov. 2011 you received 10cds (although I note the Amazon price has varied from £10-£35 since this review; why?), on which you'll find 20 albums, many of them given 'classic' or **** status by Penguin or Gramophone Jazz Guides. The re-mastering gives the recordings a wonderful clarity of sound, there is an accompanying booklet with biographical and chronological information, and the collection includes many of the 'greats' in the Jazz lexicon, including Coltrane, Monk, Adderley, Evans, and many more.
Many of the performances demand to be replayed instantly, and there is a rich inventiveness and variety in the performances, many of them spell-bindingly good, which encompass all the major landmarks from 'Birth of the Cool' to 'Porgy & Bess', just prior to his 'Kind of Blue' album. On a technical note, the cds are housed in mini-sleeves, from which they slide out readily (great design, unlike some other sets I own where you have to prise the contents out). A truly unmissable collection of mouth-watering Miles,(even at top price you're paying only £1.75 per album; grab it at the lower end of this, and it's the steal of the century). Don't hesitate!