Miles Davis: Milestones




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 Miles Davis


Recorded: New York, February 4, 1958


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

On this modal 40-bar-form classic, Cannonball Adderley provides the jump-off solo with his always undeniable force on alto sax. Consistently rooted in the blues, Adderley's solo is the most riveting and moving as he sails across Red Garland's smooth comping. Davis's solo is nice but sounds like it would've worked better if he'd preceded Adderley. John Coltrane provides the last solo and exhibits his tenor sax mastery in ways very few have done since. Philly Joe Jones provides a nice change as he hits the snare on 4 every two measures, which makes the groove of this song during solo sections.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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