Miles Davis Plays for Lovers (Remastered)
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||My Funny Valentine||Miles Davis Quintet||5:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You're My Everything||Miles Davis Quintet||4:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Smooch||Miles Davis Quartet||3:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Just Squeeze Me||Miles Davis Quintet||7:26||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Easy Living||Miles Davis||5:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||There Is No Greater Love||Miles Davis Quintet||5:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It Never Entered My Mind||Miles Davis Quintet||5:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||In Your Own Sweet Way||Miles Davis Quintet||5:40||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You Don't Know What Love Is||Miles Davis Quintet||4:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Nature Boy||Miles Davis||6:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||'Round Midnight||Miles Davis Quintet||5:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||When I Fall In Love||Miles Davis Quintet||4:21||$0.69||View in iTunes|
Miles Davis Plays for Lovers collects a number of ballads from the trumpeter's mid-'50s albums to create a lovely late-night disc for friends, night owls, and couples in love. The core band for three-quarters of the album consists of trumpeter Davis, tenor John Coltrane, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. There's an elegant beauty to pieces like "My Funny Valentine" and "You're My Everything," featuring the rhythm section's spare, tasteful backdrop and the carefully chosen notes of Davis and Coltrane's horns. Even when this lineup shifts occasionally, the low-light mood remains. Bassist Charles Mingus lends a hand on "Smooch" and "Easy Living," while pianist Horace Silver chimes in on "You Don't Know What Love Is." There are fabulous takes of "'Round Midnight," originally recorded for Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants, and the peaceful, melancholy closer, "When I Fall in Love." Davis' refined trumpet style, with its full-bodied notes and use of quiet spaces, has reached an early peak here. One also notices the intricate ensemble work by these various groups, with each musician playing just the right number of notes. Plays for Lovers is an exquisite disc that will also serve as a fine introduction to Davis' 1953-1956 work. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford Jr., Rovi
WHAT CAN I SAY.......
This is the 2nd Miles Davis CD that I own. What a mood setter. I have to admit, I was initiallly attracted to my favorite song, "My Funny Valentine". Miles does that song justice. My other favorites include, "When I Fall In Love", Just Squeeze Me", and "You don't know what love is". It's a nice CD to own if you are not familiar with Miles Davis's work. Excellent, Melodic and all around great CD.
Miles Davis Plays for Lovers
I love this album. "It never entered my mind" is my favorite Miles Davis song. This album brought me to Jazz music.
Born: May 26, 1926 in Alton, IL
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s