Davis, Miles. (1926–1991)

"Milestones"- SIGNED

Rare signed copy of one of the great modern jazz albums. Columbia Six Eye 1193 MONO, signed in ink with his name alone "Miles Davis" on the rear cover. The records with some scuffs on both sides, but very good. Cover with wear to edges, a small seam split to lower edge and light wear ring, else fine. 

Davis was notoriously prickly and a generally reluctant autograph signer. Though authentic autograph items are certainly obtainable,  signed LPs are probably the rarest format of his signature. 

Milestones (CL 1193), released in 1958 by Columbia Records, was recorded with Davis's "first great quintet," augmented as a sextet. John Coltrane's return to Davis' group in 1958 coincided with the "modal phase" albums and both Milestones and Kind of Blue (1959) are both considered essential examples of 1950s modern jazz.  In a five-star review, AllMusic's Thom Jurek called Milestones a classic album with blues material in both bebop and post-bop veins, as well as the "memorable" title track, which introduced modalism in jazz and defined Davis' subsequent music in the years to follow.  Andy Hermann of PopMatters felt that the album offers more aggressive swinging than Kind of Blue and showcases the first session between saxophonists Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, whose different styles "feed off each other and push each musician to greater heights."Jim Santella of All About Jazz said that the quality of the personnel Davis enlisted was "the very best", even though the sextet was short-lived, and that Milestones is "a seminal album that helped shape jazz history." The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected the album as part of its suggested "Core Collection", calling it "one of the very great modern-jazz albums." (21343)

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