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Miles Davis: Miles Davis

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Poco più di trenta minuti di musica compongono questo CD antologico della DeAgostini, dedicato alla non certo corposa produzione davisiana per la Blue Note. Quasi tutte le tracce sono tratte da Miles Davis vol. 1, registrato tra il 1952 e il 1954. I rimanenti due brani si ritrovavano originariamente in Miles Davis vol. 2 e Something Else, che Miles Davis incise con Julian "Cannonball" Adderley.

Nel disco in esame si ritrovano gli elementi chiave dell'espressività davisiana, magnificamente racchiusa nella tromba sordinata di "It Never Entered My Mind." Ma il più fulgido capolavoro del disco, oscillante tra l'estetica del bebop e l'hard bop, lo si ritrova in "Tempus Fugit" per assaporare un sestetto stellare comprendente J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Heath e Art Blakey.

Si sa che le antologie sono destinate ad un pubblico di neofiti e in tale favorevole ottica divulgativa vanno giudicate. Occorre però segnalare che i CD originali sono oggi acquistabili ad un prezzo irrisorio, per godere di un ascolto più completo e ben più pregnante. Ricorrendo ad una metafora gastronomica, si potrebbe definire l'ascolto di questa antologia il rapido spiluccamento di un lauto pranzo. A renderla allettante contribuisce il bel booklet allegato, ricco di informazioni su Davis e la Blue Note.

Track Listing: Autumn Leaves; Dear Old Stockolm; Yesterdays; Tempus Fugit; It Never Entered My Mind; How Deep Is the Ocean?

Personnel: Miles Davis: tromba; J.J Johnson: trombone; Jimmy Heath: sax (tenore); Cannonball Adderley, Jackie McLean: sax (contralto); Hank Jones, Gil Coggins, Horace Silver: pianoforte; Percy Heath, Sam Jones, Oscar Pettiford: contrabbasso; Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke: batteria.

Title: Miles Davis | Year Released: 2016 | Record Label: Deagostini

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