Miles Ahead is an album by Miles Davis that was released in 1957 by Columbia Records. It was Davis' first collaboration with arranger Gil Evans following the Birth of the Cool sessions. Along with their subsequent collaborations Porgy and Bess (1959) and Sketches of Spain (1960), Miles Ahead is one of the most famous recordings of Third Stream, a fusion of jazz, European classical, and world musics. Davis played flugelhorn throughout.
Miles Davis + 19 - Orchestra Under The Direction Of Gil Evans - Miles Ahead (LP, Album, Mono, Sai). Miles Davis + 19 - Gil Evans. Miles Davis + 19 - Gil Evans - Miles Ahead (LP, Album, Mono). Miles Davis + 19, Gil Evans - Miles Ahead (CD, Album, RE, RM). Columbia, Legacy.
This album is perhaps most significant for the process it set in motion - the collaboration between Gil Evans and Miles Davis that would produce Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain, two of Davis' best albums. That said, this album is a miracle in itself, the result of a big gamble on the part of Columbia Records, who put together Evans and Davis, who hadn't worked together since recording the critically admired but commercially unsuccessful sides that would later be issued as The Birth of the Cool.
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Miles Davis, Miles Ahead. by Miles Davis - 14 Tracks - 52:00. Release date 11/21/1991. The Duke (Album Version). 4. My Ship (Album Version). 8. The Meaning Of The Blues (Album Version). 9. Lament (Album Version). 10. I Don't Wanna Be Kissed ( By Anyone But You) (Album Version). 11. Springsville (Album Version). 12. Blues For Pablo (Album Version). 13. Medley: The Meaning of the Blues/Lament.
Miles Ahead October 21, 1957. George Avakian wanted to expose Miles Davis to a wider audience by having him lead a significantly larger group of musicians. He got the idea from Third Stream, a third current that combined the rhythmic strength of jazz and the refinement of classical music. This opportunity gave Miles the chance to reconnect with Gil Evans. At the center of the big band assembled by the arranger was the brass section, which was completed by two French horns, a tuba, and various woodwind instruments (alto sax, clarinets, flutes, and an oboe). Miles opted for the mellow sonority of the flugelhorn, as though.
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Written-By – Carisi*
|A2||The Maids Of Cadiz
Written-By – Delibes*
Written-By – Brubeck*
Written-By – I. Gershwin*, Weill*
Written-By – G. Evans*, M. Davis*
|B1||Blues For Pablo
Written-By – G. Evans*
Written-By – Jamal*
|B3||The Meaning Of The Blues
Written-By – Troups*, Worth*
Written-By – J.J. Johnson
|B5||I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)
Written-By – Spina*, J. Elliot*
- Conductor – Gil Evans
- Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Miles Davis
|CL 1041||Miles Davis + 19 - Orchestra Under The Direction Of Gil Evans||Miles Davis + 19 - Orchestra Under The Direction Of Gil Evans - Miles Ahead (LP, Album, Mono, Sai)||Columbia||CL 1041||US||1957|
|SOPL 50147||Miles Davis + 19 - Gil Evans||Miles Davis + 19 - Gil Evans - Miles Ahead (LP, Album, Mono)||CBS/Sony||SOPL 50147||Japan||Unknown|
|CK 65121||Miles Davis + 19, Gil Evans||Miles Davis + 19, Gil Evans - Miles Ahead (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Columbia, Legacy||CK 65121||US||1997|
|CL 1041||Miles Davis, Gil Evans||Miles Davis, Gil Evans - Miles Ahead (LP, Album, Mono)||Columbia||CL 1041||US||1957|
|CK 40784||Miles Davis + 19, Gil Evans||Miles Davis + 19, Gil Evans - Miles Ahead (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Columbia||CK 40784||US||1987|