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Marcus Miller: Miles Davis, Milestones

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"Miles at his height in the '50s before jazz took another turn, Milestones (Columbia, 1958) was—along with the other Miles records of this period—really at the height of the elegant era of jazz. Then it went somewhere else that was equally amazing.

"But I really love the combination of soulfulness and intelligence with which these guys played—'Trane [tenor saxophonist John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
1926 - 1967
saxophone
] and [pianist] Red Garland
Red Garland
Red Garland
1923 - 1984
piano
, [bassist] Paul Chambers
Paul Chambers
Paul Chambers
1935 - 1969
bass, acoustic
, [drummer] Philly Joe Jones
Philly Joe Jones
Philly Joe Jones
1923 - 1985
drums
, [alto saxophonist] Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
Julian
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
1928 - 1975
saxophone
and Miles. Just an unbelievable group, and Philly Joe and Paul Chambers, they're just killin' on this record."

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William Ellis

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