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.
|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|
CreditsCannonball 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