Miles Davis - Kind of Blue LP
How does one properly introduce an epochal record such as Miles Davis' Kind of Blue? 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 six 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 Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Yes, Kind of Blue is utterly inimitable.
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 highest caliber. 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 skill. Born in 1959 at the peak of the golden age of high-fidelity, Kind Of Blue has rightfully been an audiophile favorite from day one!