The Essential Miles Davis

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The Essential Miles Davis
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMay 15, 2001
Recorded1945-1986
GenreJazz
Length149:13 (2 disc set)
LabelSony/Columbia/Legacy
ProducerMichael Cuscuna, Bob Belden, Steve Berkowitz and Seth Rothstein for Columbia Legacy label of Sony Entertainment
Miles Davis chronology
Young Miles The Essential Miles Davis The Prince of Darkness
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

The Essential Miles Davis is a 2-CD compilation album by Miles Davis released by Columbia Legacy on May 15, 2001. It belongs to Sony Music Entertainment's "The Essential" series, not to the series "Essentials", established by WEA International, and was released as part of Sony's Miles 75 Anniversary program. In 2008, The Essential Miles Davis 3.0 was released as a limited edition album featuring a bonus third disc that added five more songs to the original track list.

Track listing[edit]

CD1[edit]

  1. "Now's the Time" – C. Parker
  2. "Jeru" – G. Mulligan
  3. "Compulsion" – M. Davis
  4. "Tempus Fugit" – B. Powell
  5. "Walkin'" – R. Carpenter
  6. "Round Midnight" – T. Monk - B. Hanighen - C. Williams
  7. "Bye Bye Blackbird" – M. Dixon - R. Henderson
  8. "New Rhumba" – A. Jamal
  9. "Generique" – M. Davis
  10. "Summertime" – G. Gershwin - I. Gershwin - D. Heyward
  11. "So What" – M. Davis
  12. "The Pan Piper" – Gil Evans
  13. "Someday My Prince Will Come" – F.E. Churchill - L. Morey

CD2[edit]

  1. "My Funny Valentine (Live)" – R. Rodgers - L. Hart
  2. "E.S.P." – Miles Davis - W. Shorter
  3. "Nefertiti" – W. Shorter
  4. "Petits Machins (Little Stuff)" – Miles Davis - Gil Evans
  5. "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" – Miles Davis
  6. "Little Church" – H. Pascoal
  7. "Black Satin" – Miles Davis
  8. "Jean Pierre (Live)" – Miles Davis
  9. "Time After Time" – C. Lauper - R. Hyman
  10. "Portia" – M. Miller

CD3 (Limited Edition)[edit]

  1. "Stella by Starlight" – V. Young - N. Washington
  2. "Milestones" – M. Davis
  3. "Seven Steps to Heaven" – M. Davis - V. Feldman
  4. "Footprints" – W. Shorter
  5. "In a Silent Way" – J. Zawinul

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Stephen (2011). "The Essential Miles Davis [Columbia/Legacy] - Miles Davis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.

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