Miles Davis collection in a deluxe 71-disc box set

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Miles Davis: The Complete Columbia Album Collection, a deluxe CD/DVD box set, contains every album released by the jazz master on Columbia Records. This limited edition retrospective of 70 CDs and one DVD will be released on November 24.

With 30 years' worth of inspiring material from the iconic jazz trumpet player, this package holds 52 recordings in Japanese-styled mini LP jackets, and includes a 250-page book with a biography, discography, and rare photos for the serious fan.

Despite Davis’ distinctive sound, his body of work spans 50 years of jazz from the 1940s swing and 1950s bebop through the 1990s. These CDs cover 1955 to 1985, including the jazz-rock of Bitches Brew and modern classics like The Man with the Horn, showing his innovative style with each musical movement.

The collection includes his debut album on Columbia, ‘ Round About Midnight, with saxophonist John Coltrane, his recordings with pianist Bill Evans, and collaborations with Gil Evans, such as the landmark album Kind of Blue, in 1959, which sold over two million copies.

This comprehensive Sony release, on its Legacy imprint, presents music that earned countless Grammy nods, including Sketches of Spain, and songs, like ‘My Funny Valentine,’ that even reached the pop charts. 

Recordings from jazz festivals are featured, such as previously unreleased material from In Paris Festival International De Jazz and the 1970 Isle of Wight performance with Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette.

In addition to the 70 CDs on Miles Davis: The Complete Columbia Album Collection, the DVD, Live in Europe ’67, from Stockholm and Karlsruhe, features Davis with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams.