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OK, that would be 70. All of Miles' 52 officially released Columbia albums are included, as well as a previously unreleased 1970 Isle of Wight concert and lots of bonus tracks–all packaged in Japanese-style mini-LP jackets.
Far and away Miles' most significant work was done for Columbia, and includes his mid-'50s post-bop phase; his landmark venture into modal experimentation, which culminated in the historic Kind of Blue (1959); his eminently fruitful period in the mid '60s with his Great Quintet (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and Ron Carter); the entirety of his sometimes messy electric period, beginning in the late 1960s with the sublime In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew and ending with the barely listenable Agharta and Pangaea.There's also his final, uneven spell of six 1980s records, which took a decidedly commercial direction.