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Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall The Complete Concert

Say what you will about their ongoing spotty performance with new releases and artist development, but old-line corporate labels like Columbia will always be major players just on the strength of their catalogs and the depth of their vaults. Most labels could issue a cache comparable to Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall.

The Complete Concert, Thelonious Monk’s Live at the It Club-Complete, and Live At Carnegie Hall (the only single-disc package of the lot), and rest on their laurels for the remainder of the year. But, Columbia can crank out this volume of high-quality, if not bona fide historical, material several times a year with one arm tied behind its back. And, on the basis of these three titles, they’re doing it well.

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