Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Blue coloured vinyl reissue LP on Columbia
Originally released August 17, 1959
1."So What" 9:04
2."Freddie Freeloader" 9:34
3."Blue in Green" 5:27
1."All Blues" 11:33
2."Flamenco Sketches" 9:26
A jazz classic, Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. In 2003 it was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Kind of Blue is based entirely on modality, in contrast to Davis's earlier work with the hard bop style of jazz and its complex chord progression and improvisation. The entire album was composed as a series of modal sketches, in which each performer was given a set of scales that defined the parameters of their improvisation and style.
Now Playing. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue. One of the best jazz and albums of all time. “It must’ve been made in Heaven” is the quote often heard when describing this album. It’s such a drastic departure from “Birth of the Cool”. You can hear a sort of preview to this record in Davis’ score for the movie “Elevator to the Gallows”. The musicians assembled here were given only a general outline of the scales and melodies. The results are quite impressive. Every song plays to the strength of the ensemble. “All Blues” is my favorite as it feels like that song could go on forever. This is the best starting point for anyone interested in jazz or Davis’ work. It’s such a perfect record and it’s influence is spread far and wide. Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers and Q-Tip have all cited this record as massively influential. It’s as perfect as albums can get.
My first grail🏆 got this a while back for a reasonable price, vinyl could be cleaner, got one jump and a little noisy but that rvg sound busts through loud and clear. This was one of the records I swore I would get my hands on when I started collecting, so I’m pretty stoked to have it. Not the most challenging piece of jazz, it’s just perfectly executed smooth hard bop (sic) and I never get tired of it. Hard bop quartet par excellence imo🔥🔥🔥#hankmobley#soulstation#wyntonkelly#paulchambers#artblakey#og#bluenote#plastylite#rvg#mono#dg#hardbop
2nd half of Flamenco Sketches Davis and Evans. 1959 My take on the famous tune from Kind Of Blue 1959. I’m playing my Old Tele on this one. Hope everyone enjoys it:) #jazz#jazzmusic#jazzguitar @halebushlowguitar
Paul Chambers - 1st Bassman - $20 - Not $5, but I’m going to also start occasionally featuring general #cheapheat . At $20 for this #deepgroove#OG press, I’d say this fits the bill. Released in 1960, this album from #PaulChambers on #VeeJay features #YusefLateef , #TommyTurrentine , #CurtisFuller , #WyntonKelly , and #LexHumphries . All the compositions, which are very bass-forward to feature Chambers (much like those on Paul Chambers Quintet on #BlueNote ) are written by Lateef. The playing is at a high level throughout, and the entire band is given a chance to shine. Really cool stuff and definitely worth seeking out, especially given the low price. It stands up to Chambers more well known and much more expensive Blue Note records for sure. Also, Tommy Turrentine was a vastly under-appreciated trumpet player. His tone was always on point, much like his brother. 9/10
#wyntonkelly BLP5925 from #bluenoterecords , 10-inch #vinyl , #newfacesnewsounds series, reissue from #toshibaemi in Japan.
This is his first leader album, released Blue Note Records. It's cover design done by Gil Melle.
His stylish and groovy piano sounds incredible and he demonstrates his remarkable solos here.
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