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ALBUM REVIEWS

*****

MILES DAVIS

“Someday My Prince Will Come”, Columbia

Keening, yearning, muted and mysterious, the Davis horn was never more sublime than in the title song. Here, and again on “Teo,” the “sheets-of-sound” tenor of John Coltrane accentuates the mood. In the timeless balladry of “Old Folks” and “I Thought About You,” and the call-and-response blues motif of “Pfrancing,” Davis shares space with Hank Mobley’s tenor and Wynton Kelly’s piano. Could the wired-up, reverberant Davis of today create such master works? Never mind. His “Prince” has returned, digitalized and more than ever distinguished in hindsight’s light.

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