Πέμπτη, 3 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

By the term "Greatest Music Albums" it launched today a series of postings on the most important music albums that they were ever released! I mean the albums that they signaled new music horizons, or they played a leading role in their space or they had a dominant influence in the other music spaces. In other words, i mean the albums that they are considered as benchmarks in the music field generally...

As for the very first album, we have the magnificent album which is called "Kind Of Blue". It 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.

In 1959 Miles Davis had already remade jazz in his own image several times over. The "Birth Of Cool" introduced a smooth, sophisticated approach, and then "Walkin'" heated things up again. But when he assembled an unprecedented all-star team (featuring John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley on tenor and alto saxophones, and the masterful pianist Bill Evans) for the session that became the "Kind Of Blue" (1959), Miles left his most lasting mark!

Finally, it must be said: "Kind Of Blue" is a glorious music result, the best-selling jazz disc of all time!

Track List:

1. So What (Davis) 9:25, 2. Freddie Freeloader (Davis) 9:49, 3. Blue In Green (Davis, Evans) 5:37, 4. All Blues (Davis) 11:35, 5. Flamenco Sketches (Davis) 9:26, 6. Flamenco Sketches (alternate take - Davis) 9:31.

Total Time: 55 minutes