Kind Of Blue: The Making Of The Miles Davis Masterpiece by Ashley KahnThis critically and commercially acclaimed tribute to the most popular jazz album of all time is now available in paperback. With transcriptions of the unedited session tapes; in-depth interviews with musicians; freshly discovered Columbia Records files; never-before-seen photographs; and a foreword by the last surviving member of the band, drummer Jimmy Cobb, Kind of Blue is a vital piece of music history—and will be essential for fans and scholars for years to come.
Miles Davis Kind Of Blue (Full Album)
Kind of Blue
Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. In part owing to Evans' joining the sextet during , Davis followed up on the modal experimentation of Milestones by basing Kind of Blue entirely on modality , departing further from his earlier work's hard bop style of jazz. Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock , and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. The album was one of fifty recordings chosen in by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry , and in it was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time. Though precise figures have been disputed, Kind of Blue is often cited as the best-selling jazz record of all time.
To mark its 60th anniversary, Martin Chilton tells the story of how the trumpeter created a multimillion-selling masterpiece that still ranks as one of the greatest albums of all time. W hen Miles Davis visited the UK in the autumn of , there was no big fanfare about his recently released album Kind of Blue. Sixty years on, the album is hailed as a masterpiece of modern music. It is the bestselling jazz record of all time, having sold nearly 5 million copies and been certified quadruple platinum. Sixty years ago, as he was about to make a quantum leap in music, the reputation of trumpeter and composer Davis was tarnished.
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Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis , it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album. To be reductive, it's the Citizen Kane of jazz -- an accepted work of greatness that's innovative and entertaining. That may not mean it's the greatest jazz album ever made, but it certainly is a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses such a mystique? Perhaps it's that this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline and gentle piano chords of "So What.