Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"For me, music and life are all about style." Miles Davis: Cool & Collected

"For me, music and life are all about style". - Myles Davis.

With a statement like that, we can all grasp why this man's approach to music wasn't much different from that of his life: He played is trumpet & lived his life with style.

"Cool & Collected" is a compilation of Miles Davis' recordings from 1956 to 1984.  With such a time span you'd expect about a hundred songs, but this album only has thirteen.
Fret not, these are thirteen well selected songs from he legend's repertoire. If you're into jazz you'll be familiar with songs like "So What", "'Round Midnight", "Seven Steps To Heaven" & "Milestones".  The album also has the MJ cover "Human Nature" & "Time After Time" (the Cyndi Lauper cover).

I think this album shows how diverse Miles Davis was in terms of genres & styles. With this collection of songs one can hear how he progressed through the jazz scene in the '50s & '60s then later crossed into the pop/smooth jazz and experimental arena in the '80s quite effortlessly.  

If you're into Jazz or you're just in the mood to listen to something quietly that ranges from intense to really soft and mellow then "Cool & Collected" is a great album you should check out in my opinion.

Here's Miles performing "So What" & "Human Nature"

Have A Great Day!!

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