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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue flac mp3
Miles Davis
Kind of Blue
Hard Bop,Modal Music,Jazz Instrument,Trumpet Jazz
Recording date:
March 2, 1959 - April 22, 1959
Date of release:
August 17, 1959
Recording location:
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY
FLAC vers. size:
1142 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1582 mb
WMA vers. size:
1386 mb
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4.3 ★

He also borrowed from Bill Evans, the principal creator of this album, the kind of blue that is reflected in Blue In Green. For the last time, Miles called back the pianist who had just left his quintet, and it was Evans’ harmonic conceptions, inspired by early 20th century European music, that dominated Kind Of Blue. Original issue: Columbia LP CS 8163 on August 17, 1959 Producer: Irving Townsend Engineer: Fred Plaut March 2, 1959 (a) Miles Davis (tpt); Cannonball Adderley (as – on all tracks except 3); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans (p); Wynton Kelly (p – on track 2 only); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d) April. 22, 1959 (b) Miles Davis (tpt); Cannonball Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d) All tracks recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, NYC.

1961 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks. The Last Word - The Warner Bros. The Best Of. Miles Davis.

Listen free to Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (So What, Freddie Freeloader and more). By late 1958, Davis employed one of the best and most profitable working bands pursuing the hard bop style. His personnel had become stable: alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Bill Evans, long-serving bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. As with all bebop-based jazz, Davis's groups improvised on the chord.

Best jazz album, ever.

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. To be reductive, it's the Citizen Kane of jazz - an accepted work of greatness that's innovative and entertaining. That may not mean it's the greatest jazz album ever made, but it certainly is a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses such a mystique? Perhaps it's that this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline.

Kind of Blue is widely regarded to be one of the best, if not the best, jazz album ever recorded. It also holds the record of the best-selling jazz album of all-time. While younger artists looked for guidance from Davis, he looked for new talent and ideas. Miles discovered Bill Evans in the mid-1950s, whom he eventually instated into his group. Kind of Blue Q&A. Liner Notes Bill Evans.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 So What Miles Davis Miles Davis 9:25
2 Freddie Freeloader Miles Davis Miles Davis 9:49
3 Blue in Green Miles Davis / Bill Evans Miles Davis 5:37
4 All Blues Miles Davis Miles Davis 11:35
5 Flamenco Sketches Miles Davis Miles Davis 9:26
6 Flamenco Sketches Miles Davis Miles Davis 9:31


Cannonball Adderley - Main Personnel, Sax (Alto)
Rene Arsenault - Assistant Producer, Production Assistant
Steven Berkowitz - Reissue Series
Paul Chambers - Bass, Double Bass, Main Personnel
Jimmy Cobb - Drums, Main Personnel
John Coltrane - Main Personnel, Sax (Tenor)
Michael Cuscuna - Reissue Producer
Miles Davis - Composer, Leader, Main Personnel, Primary Artist, Trumpet
Jennifer Ebert - Packaging Manager
Bill Evans - Composer, Liner Notes, Main Personnel, Original Liner Notes, Piano
Kevin Gore - Reissue Series
Nat Hentoff - Liner Notes
Don Hunstein - Photography
Wynton Kelly - Main Personnel, Piano
Larry Keyes - Producer
Teo Macero - Producer
Jay Maisel - Cover Photo, Photography
Randall Martin - Design, Reissue Design
Patti Matheny - A&R, Artist Coordination
Robert Palmer - Liner Notes
Robert Palmer - Liner Notes
Fred Plaut - Audio Engineer, Engineer
Seth Rothstein - Project Director
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera - Art Direction, Reissue Art Director
Irving Townsend - Audio Production, Original Recording Producer
Robert Waller - Audio Engineer
Mark Wilder - Engineer, Remixing
  • Lightseeker
Kind Of Blue is frequently cited as an acid test for jazz neophytes; if you can't derive any pleasure from this album then jazz probably isn't for you. This music was a daring creative leap by a bandleader who's now known for making a daring creative leap every few years or so. Still, this recording stands in a hallowed corner in the annals of American music. Thousands of albums have borrowed a few pages from the Kind Of Blue playbook; many are masterworks in their own right, but that doesn't make this LP any less special.The key word used to describe this set is usually "modal". Discarding strict chord changes, Miles Davis composed these songs around modes. This gave himself and the other musicians much more freedom in their soloing; one could riff an endless series of variations upon the simple melody that opens "So What" or "All Blues". Miles Davis' crew is a dream team of jazz luminaries that includes John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Jimmy Cobb, and Paul Chambers. Each one of those men would go on to record brilliant music under their own name. A lovely expression of mood, tone, and cool, Kind Of Blue is essential to any scholar of jazz. However, it's also a valuable asset to a music lover who simply wants to listen to something that's beautiful and exploratory at the same time.
  • Bukus
This was the first Miles Davis album I bought. I got it on vinyl and sat down with headphones and gave it a listen. It absolutely blew me away. The first song, So What, is just one of those songs I can't stop listening to. I'll admit I don't get into theory and all that stuff. If I hear something I like, I will listen to it repeatedly. This is one of those albums that fall into that category. Essential.
  • Gabar
I'm not a jazz expert nor a musician, so I'm not able to give you a detailed musical review of this album. I can't argue why this is the best jazz record of all time or whatever.But, since I suppose there's a lot of people who, like me, have taken a jab at listening this and other jazz albums without any technical knowledge, my point of view may be useful for somebody.No matter where you read upon jazz, you will always find that it you're a beginner you have to start with this one. For people that come from rock it's not the most striking sound, but if you really want to catch the wind of jazz you'd better get into Kind of Blue. It's very calm in general terms, it's not the rush of notes that we can find on a Coltrane's album (which may be more flashy in a first listening, but not less complex or deep). So you may fall asleep the first time if you're used to heavier sounds. But be patient, you're going into a new, different world. You have to get used to a totally different language, don't expect to unterstand it quickly (it can occur that jazz just isn't your cup of tea, but you're the one who have to tell if it's a matter of perseverance or an unchangeable taste).Eventually you will find that you begin to catch the sense of this particular language. You will turn on your "jazz mood" before you play this or another jazz album, and you'll be able to perceive certain qualities in each of them.In this one, I've achieved to understand one thing: every note Miles plays is in its place, and every silence Miles "creates" add value to the entire song. When you understand it, you don't need the music to be catchy or insanely complex or the musicians to play their music louder, or faster. You just need to feel how the musicians "speak" through their instruments and grow up an entire, coherent, perfectly built and distinctive song. Very impressive, since this is music in the very moment of its creation.I'm not jazz musician, but I love Miles Davis's playing and I can recognize his style when I hear it.
  • Malodor
sitting here listening to on"green dolphin street, on kind of blue, and it (the music)informs me that we may never have this experience again,ever. this is music as it was intended by whatever gave us the ability to make it. so clean, pure and sure in its self. this ,the creation of kind of blue is spiritual. visceral. it gets in your head,heart,soul and changes you. perfection in sound, captured forever for us to enjoy. i love this.
  • MisterMax
Twenty albums into my #1001Albums journey and I come upon a record that I actually already own. Okay, not the original pressing, but a 180-gram reissue from 2010. Still, though I may be heavily invested in ambient, instrumental and experimental music, I know my jazz. Yes, this is more about me, then it is about Davis, because what more could be said about this trumpeter, and more importantly, about an album that has sustained its accessibility for nearly sixty years now, nevermind the fact that it basically redefined the genre? Centered mostly on modal approach to jazz, where, instead of repeating chords of a familiar tune, that serve as the base to improvise upon, the composer employs a linear walk up and down the intervals, as opposed to the major/minor harmonies and their associated chords. Just listen to "So What", the de facto standard of modal jazz, and pay attention to the lightness, space, and relaxed structure within which an improvising instrument can breathe (hear Coltrane move effortlessly with that tenor sax). That's the framework that is the genius of Miles Davis. And let's not forget the exquisite performance by Bill Evans on piano! Plus, the five pieces on the album were recorded in only six takes! If you have the record, read the liner notes, where Evans basically describes the scales, measures and modal changes of each piece.
  • Truthcliff
There's a reason why Kind of Blue is continually ranked as being one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. There's just something magical about it that makes it a truly timeless masterpiece that sounds like it could have been made yesterday. What is it about Kind of Blue that makes it so magical? Could it be the time and place it was recorded at? The legendary jazz musicians all involved in it's making? (Paul Chambers! Bill Evans! John Coltrane!! Miles himself!! and of course the very underrated Wynton Kelly) Could it be the the albums innovative approach to jazz via modes and scales instead of simply cord changes? Could it be it's classy relaxing, modernist, soulful, cerebral and impressionistic atmosphere that just causes you to melt right in? The answer is yes to all of them!
  • Virtual
Just like wine, Jazz has good and great years. Kind of Blue was born in 1959, a year where innovators like all the artists that participated in creating this record changed everything as it was conceived at the time for the Jazz scene. An album that will provide hours of real joy and will occupy the top ten list of many collections.
  • Faugami
What's to be said about "Kind of Blue" that hasn't been said, written, or thought before? Pretty much nothing. So, suffice it to say this is my favorite jazz album by a large margin. I love jazz, especially the late 1950's era of jazz. This album stands as the shimmering, immaculate monument above all the rest. The band features a pantheon of post-bop greats, all at the peak of their powers and charting a new direction for the music. I run no risk of hyperbole in saying this is as perfect of a combination of skill, taste, restraint, innovation, and expression as can be found in all the creative arts. And, oh yeah, it's easy on the ears, an absolute pleasure to listen to repeatedly.
  • Magis
Classic for a reason.Cool, creamy melodies with so much atmosphere you can't help but feel enveloped and downright tranquilized by the sounds. Jazz is by nature, eclectic and non-conformist. You're supposed to improvise and break out of conventional rhythms and structures. It's hard to have catchy, recognizable melodies. This album remarkably creates melodies that are so dynamic, that you DO recognize them. For jazz, that's very impressive. Miles Davis explores his instrument, his space, and Jazz itself like a lover, delicately and intimately. The result is just breathtaking.Highly recommended for Jazz lovers, but this classic album will entertain and satisfy anyone.
  • Reggy
One of those records where the slight crackling of my old vinyl only seems to add to the mood. Music like a warm blanket that wraps around you.