This set has now been repackaged in a DVD sized Ecolbook which is the width of a normal CD making the set more compact & easier to store. In the early 1960s, two giants of jazz went into the studios to collaborate on some of the most haunting, beautiful music ever. Miles was, by this time, a jazz star, a great trumpet player, composer and bandleader (his bands would be 'finishing schools' for future titans: John Coltrane, Bill Evans,Dave Holland). Gil Evans was a subtly superb composer and arranger, who wrote for the big band of Claude Thornhill and singers Johnny Mathis and Helen Merrill, as well as the small groups of Gerry Mulligan and Teddy Charles, and would go on to leading his own edgy, modern big band (he even recorded an album of Jimi Hendrix songs!).
This six-CD set, comprises, alternate takes & all, the Davis/Evans albums Miles Ahead
, Porgy and Bess
, Sketches of Spain
, Quiet Nights
, and Plus 19
. This is some of Miles' most gorgeous playing in intricate, thoughtful, lush and majestic orchestral settings, with more than a few subtle classical shadings. It is elaborately annotated (it has CD-sized "miniatures" of original album covers) and a treasure forfans of Miles, Evans, orchestral jazz and heartfelt instrumental music.
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