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Quiet Nights
Miles Davis
Quiet Nights
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

Japanese DSD mastered reissue of the late jazz icon's 1963 album. Packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve for the first pressing. 2001 release.


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All Artists: Miles Davis
Title: Quiet Nights
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 9/23/1997
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Swing Jazz, Orchestral Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646529324


Album Description
Japanese DSD mastered reissue of the late jazz icon's 1963 album. Packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve for the first pressing. 2001 release.

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Don't believe the naysayers
sirbaihu | 12/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I read a bunch of quite negative reviews here which base most of their negativity on details extraneous to the music, like "Miles said this" or "The studio dates that." I've liked Miles for almost twenty years; I have many of his albums, including the officially "good" ones, and Quiet Nights remains one of my favorites of his or of anyone's. It is a project like Sketches of Spain, with a softer, more sensual, and darker (night-time) feel. I have always thought the cover expresses the mood of the album well. I feel as if I've stepped out of a Jobim cocktail party onto a night patio overlooking the lights of Rio de Janeiro when I hear it. Whatever its liner note details, this is an album made by Miles in his prime, and Gil Evans in his prime, and it doesn't matter that it's twenty-seven minutes long (or short) unless you are the kind of person who thinks small paintings are necessarily worse than big ones and short books are worse than long ones. There is no softer or warmer Miles album than this. Don't be afraid of this album. Miles doesn't have to sound "cool" all the time."
Good News and Bad News.....Bad News First
Andrew Stevenson | Union Springs, New York | 08/29/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"In the lengthy Miles Davis discography "Quiet Nights" is an enigma. The mystery is why it was ever released in the first place. Miles blamed producer Teo Macero for messing it up, except Miles did not use the word "messing"; he used a stronger word! When the recording first came out it totaled only 27 minutes of playing time. Only six of the seven cuts on the original recording featured Miles with the Gil Evans orchestra. The seventh cut is a quartet number with Miles, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Frank Butler (I suspect it was recorded as part of Miles's "Seven Steps To Heaven" recording session but not included on that wonderful CD.) Adding to the "Quiet Nights" woes is some very shabby editing. OK so that's the bad news. Now here's some good news: I still like this recording. Gil Evans's arranging (what there is of it) is gorgeous and Miles plays with his usual poignant lyricism. The quartet number is moody and touching. And so when I listen to this CD I focus on the positives and try to ignore the negatives.....but oh what a wonderful recording this could have been! The "Quiet Nights" release I am reviewing did not include "The Time of the Barracudas" which I understand is a short suite composed for a play." run past GO and head for the last (bonus) track
(4 out of 5 stars)

"An overall blah performance until you get to the bonus track (#8)--"The Time Of The Barracuda". Composed by Miles Davis and Gil Evans...featuring notable contributions by Herbie Hancock/Ron Carter/Tony Williams. A free form work bringing back memories of Sketches of Spain at its very finest. Definitely worth the price of admission."