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Miles Davis' 'Kind Of Blue' Was Released 60 Years Ago This Week

Miles Davis' 'Kind Of Blue' Was Released 60 Years Ago This Week

Sixty years after the release of one of the most iconic albums of all time, we look back on the legacy of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, and the cultural impact it had on music, race, and beyond. Guest post by Caleb J. Murphy of Soundfly's Flypaper Sometimes an album comes along that changes things — for the ...

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Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

Read "Kind of Blue" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

In any kind of art form, music including, there are pathfinders who probe new territory and establish new trails, and this breed of people is indeed of a rare kind than the many who follow behind and eventually benefit from their trailblazing. One such pathfinder in the 20th century music was the great Miles Davis.Throughout his ...

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Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

Read "Kind of Blue" reviewed by Doug Collette

Even as the period photos of Miles Davis and co., taken in the studio and on the stage around the time of Kind of Blue (Columbia, 1959), place the music of this Legacy Edition squarely in its time, two excellent sets of liner notes alternately expound upon and contemplate the ongoing influence of this hallmark album, ...

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Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue

Read "Kind Of Blue" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

If you're reading this, chances are you already own a copy (or copies) of Kind Of Blue, widely acknowledged to be the best-selling jazz record of all time. The funny thing, and what makes it a phenomenon, is how many people who don't visit All About Jazz own a copy of the record. It's usually the ...

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Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

Read "Kind of Blue" reviewed by Jim Santella

Columbia's latest release of this essential album includes the original liner notes by Bill Evans, a new liner note essay by Robert Palmer, a bonus track alternate take of “Flamenco Sketches," a 25-minute documentary DVD on Kind of Blue, and the original music itself.

It sounds as good today as it did 46 years ...

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Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

Read "Kind of Blue" reviewed by Philip B. Pape

Very few albums can match this Miles Davis's 1959 classic, often considered the greatest album in the history of jazz. Backed by an exquisite combo, this is an essential recording even for those who don't listen to jazz. With Davis himself on trumpet, Julian “Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone, John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Wynton Kelly ...