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Kind Of Blue

Miles Davis

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Sixty years after the release of Miles Davis' masterpiece, explanations for its everlasting allure and mysterious beauty remain elusive. Over the years—in books, magazines and documentary films—a parade of Miles' contemporaries have struggled to explain this 1959 album, often cited as the best-selling jazz album in history. Recorded in long, whole takes over only two sessions 51 days apart, at Columbia Records' famed 30th Street Studios, Kind of Blue is a landmark in the evolution of jazz as the first modal classic—where the improvising is based on scales rather than the dense clusters of chord changes that powered bebop. This stylish, beloved cornerstone of any jazz collection, with its relaxed tempi, rich colors and sleek silences, also possesses a timeless simplicity that continues to sound familiar and inviting.

Captured in great depth and detail by engineer Fred Plaut, brooding opener "So What," upbeat, merry "Freddie Freeloader," Bill Evans' dreamy "Blue In Green," the 6/8 double waltz "All Blues," (an aural sketch of weaving through city traffic), and the album's most purely modal number and closer "Flamenco Sketches," have all endured to become the most atmospheric, resonant and ultimately sexiest single set of recorded tunes in jazz history. Much of its undiminished magnetism comes from Miles' innate genius in building potent chemistry between musicians of contrasting styles. From the leader's icy tone to John Coltrane's muscular cascade of tenor saxophone notes, through Cannonball Adderley's soulful alto sax exuberance and pianist Bill Evans' spacious, incisive contributions, this collision of musical opposites, all driven by the underrated bassist Paul Chambers and steady drummer Jimmy Cobb, creates a mood and defines the jazz ethos of "cool" from the first dark notes of the famous opening bass line. According to Evans' original liner notes, Davis came up with these five explorations the night before the first recording session. It’s proof yet again that spontaneity and serendipity are the soul of jazz, or what Evans accurately summed up here as "collective coherent thinking" where the "direct deed is the most meaningful reflection." © Robert Baird/Qobuz

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1
So What
Miles Davis
00:09:07

Miles Davis, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Trumpet, Associated Performer, Trumpet - Irving Townsend, Producer - Jimmy Cobb, Drums - M. Davis, Composer, Lyricist - Bill Evans, Piano - Paul Chambers, Bass - Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Alto Saxophone - John Coltrane, Tenor Saxophone

Originally released 1959. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Freddie Freeloader
Jimmy Cobb
00:09:48

Miles Davis, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Trumpet, Associated Performer, Trumpet - Irving Townsend, Producer - Jimmy Cobb, Drums - M. Davis, Composer, Lyricist - Wynton Kelly, Piano - Paul Chambers, Bass - Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Alto Saxophone - John Coltrane, Tenor Saxophone

Originally released 1959. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Blue in Green
Paul Chambers
00:05:35

Miles Davis, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Trumpet, Associated Performer, Trumpet - Irving Townsend, Producer - Jimmy Cobb, Drums - M. Davis, Composer, Lyricist - Patti Matheny - Bill Evans, Piano - Darren Salmieri - Seth Foster, Mastering Engineer - Paul Chambers, Bass - Fred Plaut, Recording Engineer - John Coltrane, Tenor Saxophone

Originally released 1959. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
All Blues
Miles Davis
00:11:32

Miles Davis, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Trumpet, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Trumpet - Irving Townsend, Producer - Jimmy Cobb, Drums - Bill Evans, Piano - Paul Chambers, Bass - Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Alto Saxophone - John Coltrane, Tenor Saxophone

Originally released 1959. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
Flamenco Sketches
Paul Chambers
00:09:21

Miles Davis, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Trumpet, Associated Performer, Trumpet - Irving Townsend, Producer - Jimmy Cobb, Drums - M. Davis, Composer, Lyricist - Bill Evans, Piano - Paul Chambers, Bass - Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Alto Saxophone - John Coltrane, Tenor Saxophone

Originally released 1959. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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Sixty years after the release of Miles Davis' masterpiece, explanations for its everlasting allure and mysterious beauty remain elusive. Over the years—in books, magazines and documentary films—a parade of Miles' contemporaries have struggled to explain this 1959 album, often cited as the best-selling jazz album in history. Recorded in long, whole takes over only two sessions 51 days apart, at Columbia Records' famed 30th Street Studios, Kind of Blue is a landmark in the evolution of jazz as the first modal classic—where the improvising is based on scales rather than the dense clusters of chord changes that powered bebop. This stylish, beloved cornerstone of any jazz collection, with its relaxed tempi, rich colors and sleek silences, also possesses a timeless simplicity that continues to sound familiar and inviting.

Captured in great depth and detail by engineer Fred Plaut, brooding opener "So What," upbeat, merry "Freddie Freeloader," Bill Evans' dreamy "Blue In Green," the 6/8 double waltz "All Blues," (an aural sketch of weaving through city traffic), and the album's most purely modal number and closer "Flamenco Sketches," have all endured to become the most atmospheric, resonant and ultimately sexiest single set of recorded tunes in jazz history. Much of its undiminished magnetism comes from Miles' innate genius in building potent chemistry between musicians of contrasting styles. From the leader's icy tone to John Coltrane's muscular cascade of tenor saxophone notes, through Cannonball Adderley's soulful alto sax exuberance and pianist Bill Evans' spacious, incisive contributions, this collision of musical opposites, all driven by the underrated bassist Paul Chambers and steady drummer Jimmy Cobb, creates a mood and defines the jazz ethos of "cool" from the first dark notes of the famous opening bass line. According to Evans' original liner notes, Davis came up with these five explorations the night before the first recording session. It’s proof yet again that spontaneity and serendipity are the soul of jazz, or what Evans accurately summed up here as "collective coherent thinking" where the "direct deed is the most meaningful reflection." © Robert Baird/Qobuz

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