Miles Davis, Kind Of Blue (1959)
I just can’t imagine being without this album – even though I don’t listen to it all that much anymore. I bought a vinyl copy about two years ago. I must have bought a dozen copies on CD. Seriously. Different reissues – but also just to give away to people. You can get an acceptable version for $10 – I would buy it and give the gift of music to people. Nowadays I’m more interested in a lot of other Miles Davis records – and a lot of other areas within jazz but these “modal sketches” opened my ears, my eyes, my mind when I was 13 years old and hearing this album for the first time. It’s an album that even non-jazz fans probably dig. It’s certainly one of very few that transcends the genre, available for rock/pop audiences to nod along with. And, still, it’s a very good representative for jazz. An all-star cast, a stunning set of songs/explorations – a must-have I reckon. A blueprint. A touchstone. A legend. A classic. A gem. All of this. And more. Just check the whole thing out here if you’ve never heard it before. Or catch me at the right time and I’ll buy you a CD copy for $10 if you can’t afford it yourself.
Sample Track: So What
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