Kind of blue all about jazz books

It is regarded by many critics as jazzs greatest record, daviss masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Miles thrived in this new atmosphere, bringing his fierce lyricism to the fore and creating a string of masterpieces, including kind of blue 1959 and, with arranger gil evans, sketches of spain 1960. Miles daviskind of blue, which was released 50 years ago today, is a nearly unique thing in music or any other. Miles davis kind of blue deluxe music on vinyl movlp019. The audacious project, first conceived by moppa elliott and. Legacy edition presents original album plus studio sequences, false starts, and alternate takes from 195859 sessions, plus 17minute so.

More than 50 years since it was recorded it still arrests with its unobtrusive beauty and since then its influence has been spreading deep and wide, affecting. Today he is founding director of the burnside writers collective and hosts semiannual storyline conferences which assist people in creating life plans. Miles davis, cannonball adderley, john coltrane, bill evans, wynton kelly, paul chambers, and jimmy cobb 2cd kind of blue. I would suggest that miles daviss 1959 recording kind of blue is indubitably a classic. He has published numerous articles and is the author of eight books.

Extensively researched and copiously illustrated, kind of blue recovers an. Kind of blue, recorded march 2, and april 22, 1959 is certainly a timeless classic of american music, and i have often thought of it as a culmination of every style of music miles did up until that point. Is miles davis kind of blue really the greatest modern. This exceptional book features transcriptions of all the improvised solos as well as sketch scores for all the songs from this landmark release.

More than 4 million copies have been sold, and the album still sells an average of 5,000. Reflections on growing up without a father, and a million miles in a thousand years. What youve done is telescoped much of the information. Shop target for jazz you will love at great low prices. The making of the miles davis masterpiece by ashley. Kind of blue by miles davis, released in 2009 on columbia records. These books on the making of kind of blue were published about a month apart, but they are similar in topic only.

Kind of blue is an incredible musical journey, all the more remarkable since it was recorded on the first take without any prior rehearsing it just couldnt be improved. Jazzs family tree free download as powerpoint presentation. Whats the closest album to kind of blue stylistically. Interestingly, ashley kahn in his book kind of blue. Far from being a safe commercial work, kob broke new ground by introducing new structures to jazz. Classic jazzs bestselling album ever, kind of blue, is at once a beacon to. To be reductive, its the citizen kane of jazz an accepted work of greatness thats innovative and entertaining. Kind of blue has sold 7 million copies albeit in 50 years, making it the bestselling jazz album of all time.

Miles davis kind of blue ranks among the best jazz albums of alltime, and for good reason. In 2019, it was certified quintuple platinum by the recording industry association of america riaa for shipments of over five million copies. That may not mean its the greatest jazz album ever made, but it certainly is a universally acknowledged. I have seen it mentioned as the best selling jazz album of all time. Today, 50 years after it was released, kind of blue remains the bestselling jazz album of all time. Its kind of blue, a musical odyssey created more than 40 years ago whose vibrations turned into tremors felt around the world. The album features daviss ensemble sextet consisting of saxophonists john coltrane and julian cannonball adderley, pianist bill evans, bassist paul chambers, and. So here is the complete list of artists, songs, and cds mentioned in michaels novels.

Mostly other people do the killings new album blue is a notefornote recreation of miles davis classic 1959 recording, kind of blue. Ive never been a huge jazz fan but read that kind of blue was one of the all time great. Though precise figures have been disputed, kind of blue is often cited as the bestselling jazz record of all time. As befitting one of the bestselling jazz albums of all time, this fall st. A kind of blue love he was a onetime pimp with sadistic tendencies, she was a masochistic exhooker and both were great jazz musicians.

So please add to lccn as distributed by proper mcps biem the. How kind of blue became the bestselling jazz album ever. In this video, music historian ted gioia looks at the most famous jazz album of all time, miles daviss kind of blue. Kind of blue, is not your ordinary police procedural. Jazzfunk is a subgenre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat groove, electrified sounds, and an early prevalence of analog synthesizers.

Recorded in new york city in 1959, this albums extraordinary lineup includes julian cannonball adderley on alto saxophone, john coltrane another jazz giant check out a. Even as each of miles davis monumental workthe birth of the cool blue note, 1949, in a silent way columbia, 1969 and bitches brew columbia, 1969sound like the perfect execution and complete distillation of its concept, this legacy edition thus suggests the continuity of the man with the horns creative impulse. The making of the miles davis masterpiece offers great insight into the creation of this timeless. No music collection is complete without kind of blue, whether this is your only jazz album, or whether you have a library.

Kind of blue isnt merely an artistic highlight for miles davis, its an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album. Miles 1958 miles mostly the same lineup as kind of blue playing standards stella by starlight, on green dolphin street, etc. Miles davis regarded by experts as the best jazz recording of all time, the 1959 release kind of blue is one of the most influential albums in the history of jazz. When i finished the book, i had a pretty good sense of why kind of blue was so important. For all the modally influenced music that jazz and popular musicians would ultimately produce, no player was more transformed by the modal experience of kind of blue, and none would prove more influential with what he did with that experience, than john coltrane. So what that intro, dat bass a mount rushmore of jazz players listen how miles utilises space in his solo humanity reached its peak in evolution at 1. What many consider the greatest jazz album of all time also routinely makes lists of the greatest music of all time. So what is an aaba form in which all the a sections are based on a. Cannonballs somethin else is also stunning in the atmosphere it creates other than that, probably just specific songs like coltranes naima. I find it quite funny that i found this thread because ive been asking friends and coworkers for the last two weeks what kinda jazz out there sounds like kind of blue and dave brubecks take five. Apr 3, 20 kid friendly books all about jazz and jazz greats see more ideas about books, jazz and music classroom.

The bestselling jazz record of all time is a universally acknowledged masterpiece, revered as much by rock and classical music fans as by jazz lovers. Far from an exhaustive list of the best jazz books of all time, these are 20 essential title for newcomers and longterm. Its unforgettable solos by davis, tenor saxophonist john coltrane, alto saxophonist cannonball adderley, and pianist bill evans create an ethereal atmosphere. The making of the miles davis masterpiece offers great insight into the creation of this timeless masterpiece and reveals the rich world that revolves around it. Proper it was licensed to the distributor proper records of the uk who paid the mechanicals to mcps. Kind of blue s 46 minutes of improvisation and firstclass musicianship still attracts fans of all ages. He asks why this music has achieved so many accolades and whether it. Progressions in jazz were clearly key, but to imply that it was all down to kind of blue is making too big a claim. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. Simply put, kind of blue is an extraordinary example of the reach and breadth of this jazz combo at the peak of its powers. In 1959, a few albums changed jazz forever miles davis, john coltrane, dave brubeck, ornette coleman and charles mingus. Williams may be on the mark in noting the albums sympathy with the harmonic stasis of funk, and perhaps he is right, too, when he writes no doubt john adamss love of kind of blue propelled him towards the modal investigations.

Kind of blue popularized a new approach to improvisation. Since blue like jazz, miller has written several books, including searching for god knows what, to own a dragon. Kind of blue was davis musical embodiment of this and, as lefevre explains, in making it davis created a landmark album in the process. Michael connelly often gets asked about the music that he mentions in his books. The greatest selling modern jazz record of all time. Backed by an exquisite combo, this is an essential recording even for those who dont listen to jazz. Kind of blue by miles davis full score songbook sheet. Martins press also published the making of kind of blue. As with all bebopbased jazz, daviss groups improvised on the chord. Why the bestselling jazz album of all time is so great. This document provides an overview of the connections between the musicians from the miles davis kind of blue and all of the various other musical works produced from those musicians. For a start there is the matter of the master tapes. Regarded by experts as the best jazz recording of all time, the 1959 release kind of blue is one of the most influential albums in the history of jazz. Ashley kahns love of jazz in this book is infectious and his writing style.

Why miles daviss kind of blue is so beloved jstor daily. It was recorded on march 2 and april 22, 1959, at columbias 30th street studio in new york city, and released on august 17 of that year by columbia records. On kob releases when you see proper mcps biem lower or upper case listed on the back cover or cd this translates as follows. It is the bestselling jazz album in the columbia records catalogue, and. Very few albums can match this miles daviss 1959 classic, often considered the greatest album in the history of jazz. Kind of blue is frequently cited as the greatest jazz album of all time. Jazz musician courtney pine said it was the record im proudest to own. It was miles davis showing the jazz scene what was possible when you started to think of the genre in new ways. Bobby watson quartet at the kimmel center by victor l.

Since reading all the posts listed in this thread ive just bought 6 discs mostly what planckscale like as well off of amazon. Kind of blue by miles davis 190758408026 cd barnes. Which jazz albums are similar to kind of blue audiogon. Kind of blue is a studio album by american jazz trumpeter miles davis.

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