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Miles Davis lives on with 'Original' album

| Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
Miles Davis album cover for 'The Original Mono Recordings'

‘The Original Mono Recordings'

Miles Davis (Columbia Legacy)

★★★★★

More than two decades after his death, jazz great Miles Davis continues to loom large over the music world. The latest morsel for hardcore fans is “The Original Mono Recordings,” a box set of nine albums he recorded for Columbia in the late 1950s and early '60s. In addition to 1959's “Kind of Blue,” the best-selling jazz album of all time, the set includes “Miles Ahead” (1957), “'Round About Midnight” (1957), “Porgy & Bess” (1958), “Milestones” (1958), “Jazz Track” (1958), “Miles and Monk at Newport” (1958), “Sketches of Spain” (1960) and “Someday My Prince Will Come” (1961).

Though most have been readily available (with the exception of CD rarities “Jazz Track” and “Miles and Monk”), the upgrade — even at a cost of about $100 — is worth it. Remastered from the original analog tapes, the CDs are housed in mini-LP replica jackets and still sound fantastic. Jazz fans need to pony up for this one.

Jeffrey Sisk is an editor at Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-6649161 ext. 1952, or jsisk@tribweb.com.

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