Miles Davis Kind of Blue Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid SACD Mastered from
the Original Master Tapes!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated
The Absolute Sound 40th Anniversary Best Sounding Music!
Best-Selling Album in Jazz History Receives the Prestigious Mobile Fidelity
This Mobile Fidelity Hybrid SACD is the Definitive Digital Version of the Mt.
Rushmore of Jazz Sessions
How does one properly introduce an epochal record? Perhaps by unequivocally
stating that it is the best-selling jazz album in history. Or by affirming that,
every year, it sells tens of thousands of copies more than five decades after
its original release. There's also the matter of its status as the
most-referenced, and arguably, most important, jazz recording of all-time. And
the Dream Team lineup of Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill
Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Yes, Kind of Blue is utterly
Part of Mobile Fidelity's Miles Davis catalog restoration series, the landmark
has been given the ultimate white-gloves treatment. Mastered from the original
master tapes, this hybrid SACD edition of the often-reissued album is a must for
even fans that already possess multiple versions. Such is the illuminating
transparency, reference dynamics, organic warmth, and instrumental detail
exposed by the thoroughly scrupulous mastering process. If there's a stairway to
heaven, this is the soundtrack.
In its three-decade-plus history, Mobile Fidelity has never been prouder to have
the honor of handling efforts as important as Davis' key recordings. It's why
the label's engineers took every available measure to transport listeners to the
March and April 1959 sessions that parlayed modal jazz into mainstream language.
The blueprint for melodic improvisation and vamping, Kind of Blue simplifies
tonal organization and chordal progression into an eminently beautiful,
introspective tapestry stitched with swinging poetry, mellifluous soloing,
compositional lyricism, transcendental harmonies, and group interplay of the
While no one has ever completely identified the magic behind the record's allure
– the otherworldly nature is part of its inherent charm – much of the success
lies with the band members. Davis intentionally handpicked these musicians to
comprise this particular cast, with everyone from former foil Evans to blues
maestro Kelly to percussive genius Cobb interacting and reacting with peerless
An audiophile favorite from the day it was issued, Kind of Blue takes on
nirvanic sonic proportions via Mobile Fidelity's reissue. The expressive warmth,
imaging clarity, frequency extension, and window-on-the-world breadth afforded
by this new edition places music lovers right in the studio with the sextet.
Close your eyes and, no matter how many times you may have heard it before, your
experience will parallel that of the players that recorded these gems. Everyone
shares in the excitement of not knowing what will happen and, as the music
begins to lie out in front of you, you'll feel as if you've been whisked away to
a jazz holy land. Quintessential.
Also Available from Miles Davis on Mobile Fidelity SACD:
Miles Davis - Four & More (MOBSA2087)
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way (MOBSA2088)
Miles Davis - Milestones (MOBSA2084)
Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight (MOBSA2083)
Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain (MOBSA2086)
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes
Miles Davis, trumpet
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, alto saxophone
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Wynton Kelly, piano
Bill Evans, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
James Cobb, drums
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