Vinyl of the Day: Miles Davis, The Musings of Miles

Listening to The Musings of Miles (1955) is being in an intimate jazz club, such as Blues Alley, and just before closing time the featured artist performs an extra extended set for those remaining patrons. The compositions are bright while being warmly personal. The artistry of Miles Davis and Red Garland (piano) is so complementary and integrated it is as though they communicate with each other through their instruments finishing each other’s thoughts. Philly Joe Jones drums this album; his rhythms drive this jazz train and everyone rides. Oscar Pettiford is on bass very smoothly blending into this classic. The Musings of Miles is the first Miles Davis album I owned (a lightly played OJC-004 release) and as such will always be one of my favorite Miles’ albums. I hope you have the opportunity to listen and enjoy The Musings of Miles.


The Love the Music Record Show event is held bi-monthly on the 4th Sunday of the Month from 10am to 3pm at the Rosensteel Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (2 blocks from the Forest Glen Metro Station, Red Line).

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