Miles Davis Kind of Blue Numbered Limited Edition Japanese Import UHQCD
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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated
Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released
on August 17, 1959, by Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took
place at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City on March 2 and April 22,
1959. The sessions featured Davis's ensemble sextet, with pianist Bill Evans,
drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. After the entry of Evans into his sextet, Davis
followed up on the modal experimentations of Milestones (1958) by basing Kind of
Blue entirely on modality, in contrast to his earlier work with the hard bop
style of jazz.
Though precise figures have been disputed, Kind of Blue has been described by
many music writers not only as Davis's best-selling album, but as the
best-selling jazz record of all time. On October 7, 2008, it was certified
quadruple platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
It has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz album of all time and
The album's influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical music, has
led music writers to acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums ever
made. In 2002, it was one of fifty recordings chosen that year by the Library of
Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. In 2003, the album was
ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of
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• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Made in Japan
• Superior Crystal Sound
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Miles Davis, trumpet
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, alto saxophone (except #3)
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Wynton Kelly, piano (#2)
Bill Evans, piano (all others)
Paul Chambers, bass
Jimmy Cobb, drums
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