Kind Of Blue CD+DVD, DualDisc
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The second group appeared to be afficianados with a slightly sniffy attitude who view the album as jazz for people who don't really like jazz. There is some truth in that as it is by far the most accesible Miles album to non jazz fans and was my starting point in an apppreciation of jazz and of Miles in particular.
The point of this review is to ask, beseech and implore the reader who does not own this album to ignore these reviews and BUY Kind of Blue immediately. Your life will not be same again.
This is what you get:
KoB stripped down to its five original-release basic tracks
1. Miles' classic December 1957 Paris recording session of the soundtrack for Louis Malle's 1958 film noir `Ascenseur pour l'echafaud' again stripped down to the original 10 pieces with their French titles (if you buy the stand-alone CD from Fontana you get 26 tracks, but 16 of them are just alternative takes on the basic 10)
2. Cannonball Adderley's classic album `Somethin' Else', contemporary with KoB and very much in the same groove, with Miles unusually playing sideman to Cannonball's outstanding sax up-front
So, THREE ultra-cool and essential jazz CDs for a bargain price, with every track a gem. The sound quality is excellent throughout: rich and deep with good tonal separation across the range reminiscent of the original vinyl release.
The only issue is that the title `Kind of Blue' is slightly misleading: not only is no reference made to the other two works, but the cover-art features the classic close-up pic of Miles playing his horn from the KoB album cover. There's more here than meets the eye, but you'd never guess unless you look closely.
All in all, this is a great starter package to anyone discovering the jazz classics of this important period for the first time, and a genuine bargain.
This sextet of Miles Davis(trumpet), John Coltrane(tenor), Cannonball Adderley(alto), Bill Evans or Wynton Kelly(piano), Paul Chambers(bass) & Jimmy Cobb(drums) came together in 1959 to create a haunting, timeless masterpiece which Herbie Hancock described as 'a cornerstone, not just for jazz but for music'.
I first heard 'Kind of Blue' in the early 1960s and never tire of playing it. Although expensive, many fans of Miles Davis' music will want to acquire this lavishly produced box set which is bound to become a collectors' item.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great classic timeless and definitive album. Must have for any true music lover.Published 5 days ago by homer
Just awesome... more than relaxing. I cannot recommend this enough! My son and daughter-in-law heard it yesterday and also like it!Published 20 days ago by Bazz Lightyear
Seminal, all-time classic. . . I can't say anything about it that hasn't been said before.Published 1 month ago by STEWART BARTLAM
No comments because everything I would write is an insult to this master of jazz. Recording is great, well donePublished 1 month ago by Jaap Tersteeg
only flamenca at end has real heart,rest kinda cold & technical.prefer coltrane for soul married to techniquePublished 1 month ago by sara joh
This is in my view a classic and a must have for your collection. Too good to leave out. I found it wonderfully lyrical and full of interesting bluesy memoriesPublished 2 months ago by Sin Jo Martial