'Round About Midnight (studio album) by Miles Davis

'Round About Midnight by Miles Davis
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 1,026th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 286 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1957 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (23rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,026th)

Miles Davis bestography

'Round About Midnight is ranked 7th best out of 114 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 38 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 28,013.

Miles Davis album bestography « Higher ranked (892nd) This album (1,026th) Lower ranked (1,205th) »
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82/100 (from 286 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.8/100, a mean average of 81.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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From 09/06/2022 15:49
Classic Davis record
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From 01/03/2022 16:00
This is no very unorthodox album and not very revolutionary. The band is top-notch as usual, with all the great jazz names being in fine form. YOu cannot fail with these guys!

Miles Davis – trumpet
John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
Red Garland – piano
Paul Chambers – double bass
Philly Joe Jones – drumset:
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From 11/11/2021 17:08
Imagine being so incredible that this is in the conversation for Miles' third best album of the decade.
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From 09/06/2021 16:51
Excellent jazz playing throughout, and incredibly melodic. Love it.
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From 01/11/2021 22:10
A tremendous album with truly amazing playing
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From 04/14/2019 14:51
One of the best of early Miles. Good compositions well delivered, especially by the back line.
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From 04/14/2013 03:49
While solid Jazz, I didn't get an eargasm from it.
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From 04/03/2011 14:44
'Round About Midnight was the first album by Davis on Columbia, where he would stay for 30 years. It features saxophonist John Coltrane, who had not yet become an icon. The interplay between the two here is great, with Davis' melodies being answered by Coltrane's energetic solos. The rhythm section of Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones never wavers.

A true jazz classic. One of many Davis albums that are necessary for anyone who's a fan. A beautiful piece of work.
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Best Albums of 1957
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2. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
3. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
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