Miles Davis Kind of Blue Sessions: Limited Edition LP with CD
At last proof that the entire album was NOT (as legend has it) recorded in one jam.
Miles issued only brief instructions to his band prior to recording the sessions, so preparation was minimal, as was the way with Miles Davis.
Very Limited Edition 180g vinyl with CD version
1. Freddie Freeloader session
2. So what session
1. Blue in Green session
2. All Blues session
(LP & CD)
Miles Davis – Trumpet
John Coltrane – Tenor sax
Bill Evans – Piano (S1 T2. S2 T1 & 2)
Wynton Kelly – Piano (S1 T1)
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley – Alto sax (All except S2 T1)
Paul Chambers – Bass
James Cobb – Drums
Recorded 30th Street, New York City. March and April 1959. Produced by Teo Macero and Irving Townsend.
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, which featured 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 Davis's masterpiece.
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 all time.
Art: Les Clark