Essential Jazz Album on SACD!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 31/500!
Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released on August 17, 1959, by Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City on March 2 and April 22, 1959. The sessions featured Davis' ensemble sextet, with pianist Bill Evans, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. After the entry of Evans into his sextet, Davis followed up on the modal experimentations of Milestones (1958) by basing Kind of Blue entirely on modality, in contrast to his earlier work with the hard bop style of jazz.
If there is one jazz album everyone should own, it is this one, musically and sonically. The top-selling jazz album of all time, the modality of Kind of Blue found its way into classical, rock, and pop--becoming one of the most influential cultural touchstones of the last half of the 20th century and one of the most transcendent pieces of music ever recorded
"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." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Single Layer Stereo SACD
DSD Mastering from Original Analog Master
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Miles Davis, trumpet
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, alto saxophone (except #3)
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Wynton Kelly, piano (#2)
Bill Evans, piano (all others)
Paul Chambers, bass
Jimmy Cobb, drums
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