Miles Davis: The Cinema of Miles Davis (él Records)

The music of Miles Davis has always had a cinematic flavor to it; this collection from él Records highlights songs from the classic 1950s era Davis that have appeared in films decades after their release–and after Davis’s demise. Also included is Davis’s most renowned soundtrack score, rounding out a satisfying compilation of some of the jazz master’s finest work.

The Cars: Panorama (Rhino)

For their third album, rockers The Cars decided to experiment with their sound and get in tune with what their contemporaries were doing. It didn’t quite work out, and Panorama quickly fell between the cracks. This reissue shows that while the album might not be in the same league as the albums that came before or after, it was a noble attempt to do something new.