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Kind of magnificent! Kind of Blue has been called the greatest jazz album ever made so often that you're reluctant to believe it. Believe it. Five songs -- "So What," "Freddie Freeloader," "Blue in Green," "All Blues," and "Flamenco Sketches" -- four of them hovering around 10 minutes (taking advantage of the still-recent LP format) , and every one a masterpiece. Recorded in 1959 at a pivot point in jazz history --improvising over chords was giving way to the album's pioneering use of improvising over scales (or modes), and the abstractions of the '60s were brewing -- it includes everything good about the past 40 years and presages everything good about the next 40. Cool, calm, and concise, with some of jazz's most influential figures at their most potent (including Bill Evans, who also wrote the excellent liner notes, John Coltrane, and Cannonball Adderley), Kind of Blue is perfection. The latest reissue has better sound, extra liner notes, and an alternate take of "Flamenco Sketches." All unnecessary.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646493526
catalogNumber: 64935
Rank: 3566


  1. So What
  2. Freddie Freeloader
  3. Blue in Green
  4. All Blues
  5. Flamenco Sketches
  6. Flamenco Sketches

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Leader
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Bill Evans   Piano
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Paul Chambers   Bass,Double Bass
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bill Evans   Composer,Liner Notes,Original Liner Notes
Steven Berkowitz   Reissue Series
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Kevin Gore   Reissue Series
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Larry Keyes   Producer
Teo Macero   Producer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Irving Townsend   Audio Production
Mark Wilder   Engineer,Remixing
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera   Art Direction
Jay Maisel   Cover Photo
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
Robert Palmer   Liner Notes
Jennifer Ebert   Packaging Manager
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