Title - 'Cool & Collected' (Legacy)
Artist - Miles Davis
There's no denying that these are outstanding and representative performances and that this CD is a fine introduction to an essential musical icon. However, while this collection encompasses a greater stylistic range than, say, "Miles Davis Greatest Hits", it still only scratches the surface. For pure listening enjoyment that range can make this CD a less satisfying experience than any of the original albums from which these tracks are taken. And remixing Miles (the last track, remixed by the one and only Carlos Santana) is like "touching up" a painting by Picasso. For those not in the know, this CD is basically 13 of the most recognizable and melodic highlights from one of the most influential, most innovative and coolest musicians of the 20th century. Still, if you've never heard Miles Davis and just want a taste come on in!