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Miles Davis & Gil Evans Orchestra – Concierto De Aranjuez – Carnegie Hall, May 19, 1961 (1962/2009) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Miles Davis & Gil Evans Orchestra – Concierto De Aranjuez – Carnegie Hall, May 19, 1961 (1962/2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:13:43 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall is a live album by American jazz musician Miles Davis. Subtitled The Legendary Performances of May 19, 1961, it was released by Columbia Records as CL 1812 in monaural and CS 8612 as “electronically re-channeled for stereo.”

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Robert Glasper & Miles Davis – Everything’s Beautiful (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Robert Glasper & Miles Davis – Everything’s Beautiful (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 47:03 minutes | 502 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Everything’s Beautiful brings Miles Davis’ sound into the 21st century, blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across Miles’ incredible tenure with Columbia Records (1955-1985) with original reinterpretations. Robert Glasper produced the collaboration. “I didn’t want to do just a remix record,” Glasper noted when discussing the 11-song set. “My idea was to show how Miles inspired people to make new art”. Knowing that “Miles didn’t have one audience,” Glasper recruited a legion of diverse guest artists to add to the magic of the project including familiar collaborators like R&B musicians Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Bilal and KING. They are joined by British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula; hip-hop producer Rashad Smith; Grammy-nominated Australian neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, rapper/producer Illa J; jazz guitarist John Scofield, who collaborated with Davis; and the legendary Stevie Wonder.

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Miles Davis Quintet – All That Jazz, Vol. 64: Miles Ahead in a Blue Haze (2016 Remaster) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Miles Davis Quintet – All That Jazz, Vol. 64: Miles Ahead in a Blue Haze (2016 Remaster) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:13:39 minutes | 411 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jube Legends

The Miles Davis Quintet was an American jazz band from 1955 to early 1969 led by Miles Davis. The quintet underwent frequent personnel changes toward its metamorphosis into a different ensemble in 1969. Most references pertain to two distinct and relatively stable bands: the First Great Quintet from 1955 to 1959; and the Second Great Quintet from late 1964 to early 1969, Davis being the only constant throughout.

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Miles Davis – 5 Essentials of Miles Davis (Mono Version) (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Miles Davis – 5 Essentials of Miles Davis (Mono Version) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 31:51 minutes | 591 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BnF Collection

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz.

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Miles Davis Quintet – The 1960 German Concerts (2010/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Miles Davis Quintet – The 1960 German Concerts (2010/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 01:00:21 minutes | 605 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

The Miles Davis Quintet was an American jazz band from 1955 to early 1969 led by Miles Davis. The quintet underwent frequent personnel changes toward its metamorphosis into a different ensemble in 1969. Most references pertain to two distinct and relatively stable bands: the First Great Quintet from 1955 to 1959; and the Second Great Quintet from late 1964 to early 1969, Davis being the only constant throughout.

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Miles Davis – All that Jazz, Vol. 59: Miles Davis and Friends – Cool Dimensions (Remastered 2016) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Miles Davis – All that Jazz, Vol. 59: Miles Davis and Friends – Cool Dimensions (Remastered 2016) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 01:03:01 minutes | 350 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jube Legends

Miles Dewey Davis III (* May 26, 1926 in Alton, Illinois; † September 28, 1991 in Santa Monica, California) was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player, composer and bandleader and one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. After participating in the so-called Bebop revolution, Davis significantly influenced the development of different jazz styles such as cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz and jazz rock. Both as an instrumentalist and as a creative spirit, Miles Davis managed to realize his own artistic ideas and at the same time be commercially successful.

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Miles Davis – Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums (2015) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Miles Davis
Title: Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz, Trumpet Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records/Universal Music Enterprises
Release Date: 2015
Recorded: Tracks 1 to 6, 19 to 21 and 29 to 30 were recorded at WOR Studios, New York City, NY, May 9, 1952.
Tracks 7 to 12 and tracks 22 to 28 were recorded at WOR Studios, New York City, NY, April 20, 1953.
Tracks 13 to 18 were recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 6, 1954.
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:51:27
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3339 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 2458 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

Universal Music Group has gone back to the original master tapes to deliver fully uncompressed, high-resolution versions of many of your favorite albums on Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc. Mastered at 24bit/96kHz, Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs deliver the sound the artists originally heard in the studio when these classic albums were recorded. These discs provide all the recorded musical information. While convenient due to their small file size, today’s heavily compressed music files do not represent the true fidelity of the original album.
•     Recordings are transferred from the original master tapes and delivered in high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio
•     No compression is utilized, and the sound quality is vastly superior to MP3 or standard CD
•     Three separate choices of audio file format for playback: PCM 2.0, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1 available where noted)
•     Your preferred audio format is chosen either by pressing the “Audio” button on your Blu-ray remote or via your onscreen menu display
Now available on Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc, Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums is a new Miles Davis Estate-approved collection of the legendary artist’s three Blue Note 10-inch albums plus all alternate takes issued on subsequent 12-inch albums and CD reissues: a total of 26 tracks recorded for Blue Note Records on three dates in 1952, ’53 and ’54. This is the first time Davis’ 10-inch albums – Young Man With A Horn, Miles Davis Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 – have been issued in their original sequence since the early 1950s.

Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs:

Audio is taken from the original master tapes and mastered in 24-bit/96kHz resolution with a choice of three sound formats: PCM, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio. You can finally enjoy the music in the fidelity originally experienced in the studio.

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Miles Davis – You’re Under Arrest (1985) [Japanese Reissue 2000] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Miles Davis – You’re Under Arrest (1985) [Japanese Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:47 minutes | Scans included | 1,76 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 901 MB
Genre: Jazz

Miles Davis’ final Columbia recording (other than Aura which was released several years later) includes his straightforward ballad interpretations of Cyndy Lauper’s “Time After Time” & the Michael Jackson-associated “Human Nature,” 2 songs he would play in most of his concerts for the remainder of his life. Other tunes (including “You’re Under Arrest,” “One Phone Call” & “Ms. Morrisine”) were quickly discarded. In addition to Davis (who had regained his earlier chops) tenor-saxophonist Bob Berg, guitarist John Scofield & guest John McLaughlin get in a few decent solos on this competent, but not overly memorable effort.

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Miles Davis – Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions 2010] {2.0 & 3.0} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Miles Davis – Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions 2010] {2.0 & 3.0}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD/DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:49 minutes | Scans included | 2,88 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 42:14 mins | Scans included | 933 MB

After both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley left Miles Davis’ quintet, he was caught in the web of seeking suitable replacements. It was a period of trial and error for him that nonetheless yielded some legendary recordings (Sketches of Spain, for one). One of those is Someday My Prince Will Come. The lineup is Davis, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and alternating drummers Jimmy Cobb and Philly Jo Jones. The saxophonist was Hank Mobley on all but two tracks. John Coltrane returns for the title track and “Teo.” The set opens with the title, a lilting waltz that nonetheless gets an original treatment here, despite having been recorded by Dave Brubeck. Kelly is in keen form, playing a bit sprightlier than the tempo would allow, and slips flourishes in the high register inside the melody for an “elfin” feel. Davis waxes light and lyrical with his Harmon mute, playing glissando throughout. Mobley plays a strictly journeyman solo, and then Coltrane blows the pack away with a solo so deep inside the harmony it sounds like it’s coming from somewhere else. Mobley’s real moment on the album is on the next track, “Old Folks,” when he doesn’t have Coltrane breathing down his neck. Mobley’s soul-stationed lyricism is well-suited to his soloing here, and is for the rest of the album except, of course, on “Teo,” where Coltrane takes him out again. The closer on the set, “Blues No. 2,” is a vamp on “All Blues,” from Kind of Blue, and features Kelly and Chambers playing counterpoint around an eight bar figure then transposing it to 12. Jones collapses the beat, strides it out, and then erects it again for the solos of Davis and Mobley. This is relaxed session; there are no burning tracks here, but there is much in the way of precision playing and a fine exposition of Miles’ expansive lyricism.

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Miles Davis Quintet – Workin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (1960) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Miles Davis Quintet – Workin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (1960) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:48 minutes | Scans included | 1,76 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 480 MB

Workin’ is the third in a series of four featuring the classic Miles Davis Quintet: Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Like its predecessors Cookin’ and Relaxin’, Workin’ is the product of not one — as mythology would claim — but two massively productive recording sessions in May and October of 1956, respectively. Contradicting the standard methodology of preparing fresh material for upcoming albums, Davis and company used their far more intimate knowledge of the tunes the quintet was performing live to inform their studio recordings. As was often the case with Davis, the antithesis of the norm is the rule. Armed with some staggering original compositions, pop standards, show tunes, and the occasional jazz cover, Workin’ is the quintessence of group participation. Davis, as well as Coltrane, actually contributes compositions as well as mesmerizing performances to the album. The band’s interaction on “Four” extends the assertion that suggests this quintet plays with the consistency of a single, albeit ten-armed, musician. One needs listen no further than the stream of solos from Davis, Coltrane, Garland, and Jones, with Paul Chambers chasing along with his rhythmic metronome. Beneath the smouldering bop of “Trane’s Blues” are some challenging chord progressions that are tossed from musician to musician with deceptive ease. Chambers’ solo stands as one of his defining contributions to this band. In sly acknowledgement to the live shows from which these studio recording sessions were inspired, Davis concludes both sets (read: album sides) with “The Theme” — a brief and mostly improvised tune — indicating to patrons that the tab must be settled. In this case, settling the tab might include checking out Steamin’, the final Miles Davis Quintet recording to have been culled from these historic sessions.

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