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Kind of Blue

Miles Davis Quintet

(Columbia, 1959)

... music to live by ...


New rhythms – New tones – More with less – All are trademarks of the 1959 sessions that created this album.

Add to Miles Davis’ gifted trumpet the power of John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans – and you have a music of perfection. For me, the finest musical moment ever recorded. Huge influence on my writing.

Here’s a site posting a transcription of the sessions... Amazing dialogue.


Pamela said...

This is the album that swayed my son at age 10 to play trumpet (and play it well). I think it's the greatest session I've heard.

My son can exhale for 72 seconds. He has some chops, I'm telling you.

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

That's a wonderful story, Pamela. And you won't get an argument from me on the session's greatness. An unbelievable recording.