60 years of Miles Davis' "Kind of blue"

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  1. Blazer

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    From the moment bass player Paul Chambers leads us all in with that unmistakable bass line of "So what?" and Miles, Cannonball and John Coltrane start to gently start to pommel us down with their leads, you know you're on a special ride.

    60 years on and the album has lost nothing of its special appeal.

     
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    "Kind of Blue" is in my regular rotation.
     
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    I think this may be my favorite album of all time. I've been listening to it regularly ever since I first purchased it in high school. It never ceases to please me and to calm me. It's wonderful.
     
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    A masterwork from a master... it’s way up there.

    A fave.. got most all of his stuff. Brought the best out of Coltrane too.
     
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    I've given a number of copies of this wonderful record to people, who didn't realise they enjoyed jazz......

    :cool:
     
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    Amen to that. I like Coltrane better in that setting than I like Coltrane on most of Coltrane's own stuff.
     
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    Alongside Love Supreme it's one of the 2 key post-WW2 jazz records imho.
     
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    It’s definitely the closest thing I’ve ever heard to perfection in musical performance. Not a note or beat out of place. Everything’s in the right place, and it’s the best example I’ve ever heard of playing together, WITH each other.
     
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    Hi.

    Yes, 1959. A good year for Jazz.

    The BBC Documentary 1959, The year That Changed Jazz is very worthwhile. Other jazz stuff happened too in 1959 (and / or very close to it), but this is still a pretty good documentary.

    This Vimeo link seems to be from the actual production company. Some Steve Winwood & others hiding over on the right side too.




    Pax/
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    I have purchased "Kind of Blue" at least 10 times. Album, 8-track, CD, download. It never gets old or stale.
    It is the end all to be all. I guess life is all about timing and "Kind of Blue" had everyone at their
    all-time best. No doubt.
     
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    One of my top twenty LP's, and definitely my favorite of Miles Davis'. It usually gets played on a rainy Fall day, when I'm in a "chill" mood. Always makes me think of films like The Sandpiper or Seconds.....even though I don't think any of it was IN those films.....just the moody, early sixties scenes of Malibu landscapes.
     
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    Love that album.
     
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    Listened to it last night.
     
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    Preview of what was to come. Miles and Gil took what would've been a lightening fast Parker-esque bebop head, slowed it way down and swung the heck out of it, and boom, Birth of the Cool. As for Kind of Blue, song of the album.....Blue in Green!



     
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    Yeah and especially Bill Evans ravishing outro. That is one of my all time favourite musical things
     
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    Also a favorite of mine. Yesterday my daughter directed me to a version of "So What" that I haven't heard...Jerry Garcia and David Grisman.
     
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    There have been a lot of cool musicians, but look the word up in a dictionary and you should find a picture of Miles Davis there.

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    It’s truly a wonderful album.
     
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    It is great, one of my all time favorite albums. But I am still celebrating the 50th anniversary! How did it get to be 60? :)
     
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    Damn, did not realize this!! I was just on vacation and was sitting on a southern California beach (not a usual place for me to be by any stretch). I listened to Kind of Blue through earbuds while the ocean, sun and breezes did their thing. A nearly spiritual experience. The word Masterpiece comes to mind, but really doesn't do it justice.
     
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