American Icons: Kind of Blue

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Friday, February 02, 2007

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This is everything jazz could be: avant-garde, hip, and soulful.

Even if you’ve never bought a jazz album in your life, you’ve heard Miles Davis’ masterpiece, Kind of Blue — at a party, in a movie, or a restaurant. Though it was just a blip in the jazz world when it was released in 1959, it eventually became the archetypical jazz record. Ave Carrillo tries to figure out what it is that makes the album so extraordinary.

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Ave Carrillo

Comments [4]

haywire from Toronto

Quincey Jones called it his "orange juice" Every day.

Jul. 04 2013 07:14 PM
Dave Fredericks from NY

All-time favorite album for me

Oct. 25 2010 09:52 PM
paul smith from ELIZABETH NJ.07208

KIND OF BLUE WAS THE BEST JAZZ ALBLUM OF ALL TIMES

Sep. 26 2010 08:58 PM
Ronald from Monterey

Time goes by and what is always left as the evidence of grand events is the art of the artisans. Miles Davis remains in my ear all these years as the best trumpet player I've ever listened to. I hope he's doing fine with Gabriel's horn up there.

Jan. 02 2008 03:08 PM

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