Kind Of Blue CD (1999)

Artist: Miles Davis

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Label Sony
SKU 201983045
UPC 074646493526
UPC 14 00074646493526
Format CD
Release Date 9/7/1999
Author Miles Davis
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Associated Artist/Work All-Stars
Associated Artist/Work Allen, Carl
Associated Artist/Work Armstrong, Louis
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet (Trumpet/Vocals/Com
Associated Artist/Work Barry, Dave (Drums)
Associated Artist/Work Brubeck, Dave
Associated Artist/Work Coltrane, John
Artist Influence Ahmad Jamal
Artist Influence Benny Carter (Sax)
Artist Influence Billy Eckstine
Artist Influence Billy Strayhorn
Artist Influence Bix Beiderbecke
Artist Influence Bobby Hackett
Artist Influence Charlie Parker (Sax)
Artist Influence Clark Terry
Artist Influence Dizzy Gillespie
Artist Influence Duke Ellington
Artist Influence Erskine Hawkins
Artist Influence George Russell
Artist Influence Harry James
Artist Influence James Brown
Artist Influence Jimi Hendrix
Artist Influence Karlheinz Stockhausen (Composer)
Artist Influence Lester Young (Saxophone)
Artist Influence Louis Armstrong
Artist Influence Roy Eldridge
Artist Influence Sly & the Family Stone
Artist Influence Thelonious Monk
Artist Contemporary Art Blakey
Artist Contemporary Baden Powell
Artist Contemporary Bennie Maupin
Artist Contemporary Benny Carter (Sax)
Artist Contemporary Bill Evans (Piano)
Artist Contemporary Bob Dorough
Artist Contemporary Cannonball Adderley
Artist Contemporary Charles Mingus
Artist Contemporary Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer)
Artist Contemporary Clifford Brown (Jazz)
Artist Contemporary Dizzy Gillespie
Artist Contemporary Dizzy Reece
Artist Contemporary Don Ellis
Artist Contemporary Donald Byrd
Artist Contemporary Eternal Wind
Artist Contemporary Fats Navarro
Artist Contemporary Freddie Hubbard
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Artist Contemporary Horace Silver
Artist Contemporary Jackie McLean
Artist Contemporary John Coltrane
Artist Contemporary Jon Hassell (Trumpet)
Artist Contemporary Kenny Dorham
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Artist Follower Al Di Meola
Artist Follower Anthony Braxton
Artist Follower Art Farmer
Artist Follower As One
Artist Follower Bill Evans (Piano)
Artist Follower Billy Cobham
Artist Follower Blue Mitchell
Artist Follower Brian Eno
Artist Follower Carla Bley
Artist Follower Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer)
Artist Follower Chick Corea
Artist Follower Chris Botti
Artist Follower Chuck Mangione
Artist Follower Clifford Brown (Jazz)
Artist Follower David Toop
Artist Follower Donald Byrd
Artist Follower Donald Fagen
Artist Follower Freddie Hubbard
Artist Follower George Duke
Artist Follower Gil Scott-Heron
Artist Follower Hal Willner
Artist Follower Herbie Hancock
Artist Follower Jack DeJohnette
Artist Follower Joe Zawinul
Artist Follower John Klemmer
Artist Follower John McLaughlin
Artist Follower John Scofield
Artist Follower Keith Jarrett
Artist Follower Kenny Wheeler
Artist Follower Lonnie Liston Smith
Artist Follower Mtume
Artist Follower Muhal Richard Abrams
Artist Follower Nat Adderley
Artist Follower Norman Connors
Artist Follower Pat Metheny
Artist Follower Radiohead
Artist Follower Randy Brecker
Artist Follower Ron Carter (Bass)
Artist Follower Santana
Artist Follower Shorty Rogers
Artist Follower Sly & the Family Stone
Artist Follower Stanley Clarke (Double Bass)
Artist Follower Steve Kuhn (Piano)
Artist Follower Steve Lacy
Artist Follower Talking Heads
Artist Follower Terence Blanchard
Artist Follower The Blackbyrds
Artist Follower Tom Harrell
Artist Follower Tony Williams (Drums)
Artist Follower Urszula Dudziak
Artist Follower Wallace Roney
Artist Follower Wayne Shorter
Artist Follower Weather Report
Artist Follower Woody Shaw
Artist Follower Wynton Marsalis
Technical Info
Engineer Fred Plaut; Mark Wilder; Fred Plaut; Robert Waller
Producer Larry Keyes; Teo Macero; Irving Townsend; Michael Cuscuna (Reissue)
CatalogID CK 64935
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 03/25/1997
Original Release 1959
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 55m : 16s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00074646493526
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Miles Davis; Paul Chambers (double bass); Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans (piano); Jimmy Cobb (drums).
Audio Remixer: Mark Wilder.
Liner Note Authors: Bill Evans ; Robert Palmer; Nat Hentoff; Robert Palmer .
Recording information: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (03/02/1959-04/22/1959); Columbia Street Studio, New York, NY (03/02/1959-04/22/1959).
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Jay Maisel.
With Birth of the Cool, Miles Davis distilled a new tonal palette for jazz. As early as 1954, Davis reacted to the escalating chordal complexity of hard bop by fashioning an evocative blues based on a simple scalar pattern ("Swing Spring"). Kind of Blue was the ultimate fulfillment of this approach, with Davis providing his collaborators little more than outlines for melodies and simple scales for improvisation. By emphasizing the blues and the improvisor's melodic gifts, Kind of Blue precipitated a major stylistic development: modal jazz. Charles Mingus had experimented with pedal points throughout the '50s, and the melodic freedom of Ornette Coleman's Atlantic sides was also predicated on freedom from chord changes. But Kind of Blue was to prove the most influential, enduring work of its kind. There was just such a vibe about these 1959 sessions -- Davis' lyric genius and burgeoning stardom, the innovative voicings and rarefied touch of pianist Bill Evans, the electrifying presence of John Coltrane, and Cannonball Adderley --that some 50-plus years after its initial release, Kind of Blue is still recognized as Davis' point of departure toward jazz's less-explored regions. Bill Evans' translucent chords and Paul Chambers' famous bassline herald the revolution that is "So What": Davis and Evans' taut, coiled lyricism stands in sharp relief to the saxophonists' labyrinthine elation. The fat, shimmering beat of the classic Evans/Chambers/Jimmy Cobb rhythm team is an oasis of calm throughout the childish blues of "Freddie Freeloader." Often credited to Davis, "Blue in Green" is an Evans masterpiece, in which the rhythmic oasis becomes a smoky mirage for Davis' minor reveries on muted horn. The waltzing "All Blues" is one of the smoothest, most swinging grooves in the history of jazz, while "Flamenco Sketches" reflects Davis' fascination with the earthy melodies and brooding metaphors of the Iberian peninsula; a harbinger of his next masterpiece, Sketches of Spain. Kind of Blue remains Miles Davis' most evocative piece of musical haiku.
Artist Overview
Few musicians have managed to change the course of music--trumpeter Miles Davis did it several times. An early disciple of Charlie Parker, Davis created an austere, understated approach that became the model for cool. His superb albums in the 1950s made him a star, and in the following decade, he brought small-group jazz to the limit before he unapologetically (and, for some, unforgivably) took on jazz-rock. After a break, he re-emerged in the '80s with a mixture of pop and dense, bristling funk. All the while, his refusal to follow anyone but his own muse made him both a hero and an enigma--either way, he was one of the most magnetic, influential figures in American music.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.94) - Ranked #13 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "This painterly masterpiece is one of the most important, influential and popular albums in jazz..."
Q (4/99, p.129) - Included in Q's list of "The Best Jazz Albums of All Time."
Q (3/95, p.116) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "Widely considered the greatest album in jazz history, Miles Davis' 1959 masterpiece is a collection of exquisitely melodic and deceptively simple modern jazz..."
Down Beat (1959) - "This is a remarkable album. Using very simple but effective devices, Miles has constructed an album of extreme beauty and sensitivity. This is not to say that this LP is a simple one--far from it. What is remarkable is that the men have done so much with the stark, skeltal material.
JazzTimes (8/97, p.106) - "...The absolutely beautiful Coltrane solo on the `Flamenco Sketches' alternate is alone worth the price....The restoration of the sound to the correct pitch makes enough of a difference to recommend repurchasing this classic even without the jazz track of the year aboard..."
Vibe (12/99, p.158) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Blender (Magazine) (p.67) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Its ageless cool now seems intertwined with its backstory: Just months after making the album, Davis and most of his sidemen would spin off in different directions, founding entire schools of jazz."
Paste (magazine) (p.61) - "[T]he music draws you in with seductively gentle restraint. It's a recording with a pristine elegance."
Disc 1
1 So What
2 Freddie Freeloader
3 Blue In Green
4 All Blues
5 Flamenco Sketches,Flamenco Sketches
6 Flamenco Sketches - (alternate take)
Product Attributes
Artist Davis,Miles
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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