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While no one has ever completely identified the magic behind the record's allure — the otherworldly nature is part of its inherent charm — much of the success lies with the band members. Second, there is another version ( Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue) with "Kind Of Blue" printed on one line on the side B label. Kind of Blue: Legacy Edition is a double-CD package containing a standard CD booklet with a reworked 2,500-word version of Francis Davis’ essay from Kind of Blue Deluxe 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, and an embedded . Everyone shares in the excitement of not knowing what will happen and, as the music begins to lie out in front of you, you'll feel as if you've been whisked away to a jazz holy land.

There are so many works of great musical art now available to us all, sadly there are so few that do justice to the original recording of that art, it is I believe criminal, but a crime to which this recording is not guilty.To be reductive, it's the Citizen Kane of jazz -- an accepted work of greatness that's innovative and entertaining.

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. I’m writing this during the World Series, I’m not watching because im fuckin mad still that the Dodgers got bounced because of injuries and shit. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Even for musicians of the calibre of Coltrane and Bill Evans, there’s a special unplannable magic here, where every player is utterly in the zone and in synergy. Davis played trumpet sublime with his ensemble sextet featuring pianist Bill Evans, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley with Wyton Kelly playing piano on 'Freddy the Freeloader.

It may seem ironic that the biggest-selling album in jazz history is such a subtle and understated beast - perhaps less so when you consider it as a sublime masterpiece of subtlety and understatement. Kind of Blue is no daunting, towering edifice - it doesn’t insist on itself, but is a gently seductive and laidback entity. The top-selling jazz album of all time, it has been lauded, entered into “Best Of” lists and Halls of Fame, and universally acknowledged as a landmark recording — a five-track masterpiece of melancholy mood and melody.

Its influence went way beyond the world of jazz with many rock and hip-hop musicians inspired by its modal compositions and deep textures. Or by affirming that, every year, it sells tens of thousands of copies more than five decades after its original release.Mastered from the original master tapes, and pressed on 45 RPM LPs at RTI, this sumptuous box set of the often-reissued album is a must for even fans that already possess multiple versions. The final track on CD Two is a mesmerizing 17-minute live concert version of “So What” (without Adderley, with Kelly), recorded in Holland, April 1960. Third, there is another version ( Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue) with slightly different typesetting that is most distinguishable in the width of the characters that form the catalog number and "Stereo Fidelity" at the top of the labels. Now, for the first time, the five 1958 studio tracks are rightfully coupled – at last –- with the five sextet tracks of Kind of Blue.

For decades, it was considered the best selling jazz as it sounded then like an avant-garde and still sounds today like contemporary jazz. It’s not registering as any louder on the db-o-meter but it feels louder, I don’t know how to explain it. Kind of blue , due to its commercial success is sometimes given a wide berth by jazz purists who insist there is better stuff out there.Now Miles’ trumpet is coming through the left channel and the percussion is coming through the right.

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