Kind of Blue [180-Gram Vinyl]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses such a mystique? Perhaps because this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline and gentle piano chords of "So What." From that moment on, the record never really changes pace -- each tune has a similar relaxed feel, as the music flows easily. Yet Kind of Blue is more than easy listening. It's the pinnacle of modal jazz -- tonality and solos build from the overall key, not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses such a mystique? Perhaps because this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline and gentle piano chords of "So What." From that moment on, the record never really changes pace -- each tune has a similar relaxed feel, as the music flows easily. Yet Kind of Blue is more than easy listening. It's the pinnacle of modal jazz -- tonality and solos build from the overall key, not chord changes, giving the music a subtly shifting quality. All of this doesn't quite explain why seasoned jazz fans return to this record even after they've memorized every nuance. They return because this is an exceptional band -- Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb -- one of the greatest in history, playing at the peak of its power. As Evans said in the original liner notes for the record, the band did not play through any of these pieces prior to recording. Davis laid out the themes before the tape rolled, and then the band improvised. The end results were wondrous and still crackle with vitality. Kind of Blue works on many different levels. It can be played as background music, yet it amply rewards close listening. It is advanced music that is extraordinarily enjoyable. It may be a stretch to say that if you don't like Kind of Blue, you don't like jazz -- but it's hard to imagine it as anything other than a cornerstone of any jazz collection. [The album was also released on 180-gram vinyl.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2011
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886976805715
  • Catalog Number: 768057
  • Sales rank: 303

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So What
  2. 2 Freddie Freeloader
  3. 3 Blue In Green
  4. 4 All Blues
  5. 5 Flamenco Sketches
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miles Davis Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Considered by many to be one (if not the) greatest jazz album ev

    Considered by many to be one (if not the) greatest jazz album ever made.  Recently, I became new to the world of vinyl collection and this was the first album I bought.  I have listened to it over and over again.  Sounded great on CD but there is something special about listening to an album of this caliber on vinyl/LP, which is the way it was originally meant to be listened.  Highly recommend for anyone interested in vinyl/LP collecting to buy this album.  

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