'Round About Midnight (studio album) by Miles Davis

'Round About Midnight
'Round About Midnight by Miles Davis
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 1,147th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 254 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1957 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (24th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,147th)

Miles Davis bestography

'Round About Midnight is ranked 7th best out of 106 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 31,260.

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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 81.3/100, a mean average of 80.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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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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