Miles Davis Kind of Blue Numbered Limited Edition Ultra HD Import CD
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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 12/500!
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
"This painterly masterpiece is one of the most important, influential and
popular albums in jazz. At the time it was made, Kind of Blue was also a
revolution all its own. Turning his back on standard chord progressions,
trumpeter Miles Davis used modal scales as a starting point for composition and
improvisation breaking new ground with warmth, subtlety and understatement in
the thick of hard bop." -Rolling Stone
"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, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence...this
is an exceptional band...one of the greatest in history, playing at the peak of
its power." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
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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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