Kind of Blue [DualDisc]

Kind of Blue [DualDisc]

by Miles Davis


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Kind of magnificent! Kind of Blue has been called the greatest jazz album ever made so often that you're reluctant to believe it. Believe it. Five songs -- "So What," "Freddie Freeloader," "Blue in Green," "All Blues," and "Flamenco Sketches" -- four of them hovering around 10 minutes (taking advantage of the still-recent LP format) , and every one a masterpiece. Recorded in 1959 at a pivot point in jazz history --improvising over chords was giving way to the album's pioneering use of improvising over scales (or modes), and the abstractions of the '60s were brewing -- it includes everything good about the past 40 years and presages everything good about the next 40. Cool, calm, and concise, with some of jazz's most influential figures at their most potent (including Bill Evans, who also wrote the excellent liner notes, John Coltrane, and Cannonball Adderley), Kind of Blue is perfection. The latest reissue has better sound, extra liner notes, and an alternate take of "Flamenco Sketches." All unnecessary.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969088722
catalogNumber: 90887


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Bill Evans   Piano
Wynton Kelly   Piano
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Personnel
Miles Davis   Composer,Personnel
Bill Evans   Liner Notes,Personnel
Wynton Kelly   Personnel
Steven Berkowitz   Reissue Series
John Coltrane   Personnel
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Kevin Gore   Reissue Series
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Irving Townsend   Producer
Mark Wilder   Remixing
Jay Maisel   Cover Photo
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
Ashley Kahn   Director,Producer
Kryssy Bloch   Design Producer
Chris Lenz   Director,Producer
Jennifer Ebert   Packaging Manager
Eric Meller   Animation
Mike Nack   Authoring
Marc Stecker   Authoring
Phil Roc   Producer

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