This is Miles Davis' debut with Columbia records, and since 1955, the year in which "Round About Midnight" was released, neither Columbia nor the world of jazz would remain the same. While others point to "Kind of Blue" as his classic, some of Davis' most thrilling work can be found here. On this album, Davis ropes in John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones to form a quintet that would stand as a tremendous force to be reckoned with. "Ah-Leu-Cha" bristles with energy, and it brilliantly shows the interplay between Davis and Coltrane throughout the track. There's also the relaxed cool of "Bye Bye Blackbird" and the uptempo bounce of "Tadd's Delight," which has nice piano work from Red Garland and head-bobbing bass from Paul Chambers. But, of course, the CD's towering moment is the title track, brilliantly adapted by the quintet. It would serve as one of THE greatest pieces of work in Miles' catalogue. I can seriously listen to this CD fifty gazillion times and never tire of it. And that's the way all great albums should be. After each listen, "Round About Midnight" reveals something new that I didn't catch before. This is the remastered version, and while the term "remastered" gets bandied about very casually when marketing releases, I can assure you that the folks at Sony did a great job here. The bass projects more fully, the drums sound crisp, and Davis sounds like he entered the studio last year. Very little of the recording sounds like it was done in the 1950s. The disc also has 4 bonus tracks; my personal favorite is the terrific 7-minute "8 Little Melonae." Those who are new to jazz or Miles Davis should definitely make this historic masterpiece among their first purchases.