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Miles Davis - Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums (2014/2015) [BD-Audio Rip 24-bit/96kHz]
Posted By : HDV | Date : 29 Jun 2015 12:16:23

Miles Davis - Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums (2014/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 111:26 minutes | 1,94 GB
Blu-Ray Pure Audio | Sourced track: LPCM | Artwork: Front cover

The Complete Blue Note recording sessions with alternate takes and the bonus EP 'Enigma' which includes recently discovered alternate takes that were released on 10-inch vinyl earlier this year. Sourced from high resolution masters created by Bernie Grundman. Additional mastering by Kevin Reeves at 4th Floor Studios, New York City and Robert Vosgien at Capitol Mastering, Hollywood.

“The 2014 anthology "Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums" compiles tracks jazz trumpeter Miles Davis recorded for Blue Note Records during the '50s. These are recordings made after Davis left Prestige, but not including the 1949-1950 sessions later released as the classic 1957 album Birth of the Cool. Here, instead, we get recordings that were initially released as 10" LPs titled Young Man with a Horn, Miles Davis, Vol. 2, and Miles Davis, Vol. 3. Also included are all of the alternate takes that accompanied the original releases. Backing Davis on these sessions is a veritable who's who of future jazz hall of famers, including drummer Art Blakey, pianist Horace Silver, saxophonist Jackie McLean, and others. These recordings were made during a comparatively fallow period in Davis' career, just as he was emerging from his initial bout with heroin addiction. Here, cuts like the sanguine "Yesterdays" and the poignant "It Never Entered My Mind" reveal a darker, if no less melodic, version of the trumpeter who had previously paid his dues, chasing the shadow of Dizzy Gillespie in Charlie Parker's quintet. In fact, Davis tackles several Gillespie-associated compositions here, including "Woody 'N You" and "Ray's Idea," delivering them in his own understated, if no less bravura, style. This is the beginning of Davis the minimalist, eschewing flowery asides for straightforward, unadorned melodic line readings and improvisations played in a vibrato-free eighth-note style. In that sense, these cuts prefigure the more aggressive hard bop and harmonically challenging post-bop of the '60s; styles that Davis later helped to innovate with his "first great quintet." Ultimately, the tracks on Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums point the way toward Davis' landmark Columbia albums that transformed him from one of the best jazz trumpeters on the N.Y.C. scene into an international superstar.”


01 - Dear Old Stockholm
02 - Chance It
03 - Yesterdays
04 - Donna
05 - Would'n You
06 - How Deep Is The Ocean?
07 - Kelo
08 - Enigma
09 - Ray's Idea
10 - Tempus Fugit
11 - C.T.A.
12 - I Waited For You
13 - Take-Off
14 - Lazy Susan
15 - The Leap
16 - Well You Needn't
17 - Weirdo
18 - It Never Entered My Mind
19 - Chance It (Take 5)
20 - Donna (Take 1 - Single Version)
21 - Would'n You (Take 1)
22 - Kelo (Take 2)
23 - Enigma (Take 5)
24 - Ray's Idea (Take 1)
25 - Tempus Fugit (Take 2)
26 - C.T.A. (Take 2)
27 - Enigma (Alternate Take 1)
28 - Kelo (Alternate Take 1)
29 - Chance It (Alternate Take 3)
30 - Chance It (Alternate Take 4)

Tracks "1-6" is The Miles Davis Sextet - Young Man With A Horn [LP]
Tracks "6-12" is The Miles Davis Sextet - Miles Davis, Vol. 2 [LP]
Tracks "13-18" is The Miles Davis Quartet - Miles Davis, Vol. 3 [LP]
Tracks "19-26" is The Miles Davis Sextet's Alternate Takes
Tracks "27-30" is The Miles Davis Sextet - Enigma [LP]