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Dec122012

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

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Genre Junkies: Jazz, Modal Jazz
Release Date: 1959
Hometown: Santa Monica, California, USA
Learn More: Miles Davis Wiki

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When to Listen?
Dinner party. Easy background music. A bottle of red and great company. A self reflective mood.


Review

The king of jazz produced in 1959 an album that will go down throughout history as one of the best jazz albums and indeed one of the best albums ever made. This is a great introduction to jazz.
Kind of Blue is in fact like it’s name suggests, music for a blue mood. It is also an album for when you are feeling reflective, a great album to wind down to or just think about whatever is going on in your head. Technically the album is impressive. It was recorded over two days with Miles only giving mild instruction on what the band should play, the rest was left up to improvisation. Traditionally, composition of records was achieved through giving each musician instructions of exactly what needed to be played, so this was quite a departure from the norm. Miles’ style of improv is often referred to as a modal approach of music writing.
Listen to this album if you have ever been curious about Jazz. If you are a Jazz fan and haven’t heard this album, then sell your children to get a hold of this hour of Jizzin’ Jazz brilliance.

Tracks

1. So What - 9:22(hover for more info)
2. Freddie Freeloader - 9:46
3. Blue in Green - 5:37
4. All Blues - 11:33
5. Flamenco Sketches - 9:26
6. Flamenco Sketches (Alternate take) - 9:32









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