The Complete Studio Recordings of The Miles Davis Quintet 1965–1968

1960s: Days of Rage

“There’s little argument that the quintet Miles Davis led between 1965 and 1968 was one of the classic combos in the history of jazz. By teaming with the adventurous young musicians Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Tony Williams (drums), Davis pushed mainstream jazz toward the avant-garde, expanding on the modal jazz he inaugurated with ‘Kind of Blue’ and laid the groundwork for fusion. Four of their five studio albums – ‘ESP’, ‘Miles Smiles’, ‘Sorcerer’, ‘Nefertiti’ – were essential, and even when they were slightly off the mark, as on ‘Miles in the Sky’, they were still filled with provocative sounds and ideas. That’s the reason why ‘The Miles Davis Quintet 1965-68: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings’ is an essential release. It contains all the music from each of the five studio records, plus half of the material released on ‘Filles De Kilimanjaro’ and ‘Water…

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