Miles Davis: Dr. Jackle


Dr. Jackle (aka Dr. Jekyll)


Miles Davis (trumpet)


Milestones (Columbia CK 85203)

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Miles Davis (trumpet), Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums).

Composed by Jackie McLean


Recorded: New York, March 4, 1958


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

The late 1950s ushered in a new phase in the career of Miles Davis, who expanded his quintet to a sextet that included some of jazz's most talented soloists. Davis's solo here is one of the most swinging from his catalog. Coupled with a blistering ride pattern from Philly Joe Jones, the group is in full force and sounds much more aggressive than Davis's 1956 quintet. Paul Chambers's bowed solo near the end of the track highlights his virtuosity and helps make this performance stand out even further. Though Miles's sextet would, with a couple of personnel changes, be immortalized a year later thanks to Kind of Blue, this album displays the full genius of Davis and company.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley


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