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Music / Kind of Blue

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That will always be my music, man. I play Kind of Blue every day - it's my orange juice. It still sounds like it was made yesterday.
Quincy Jones

It's one thing to just play a tune, or play a program of music, but it's another thing to practically create a new language of music, which is what Kind of Blue did.
Chick Corea

Kind of Blue is Miles Davis' most famous and critically acclaimed album. Since its 1959 release, it has become the top selling jazz album of all time and influenced countless musicians, not only in jazz, but in all kinds of genres. It's regarded pretty much unanimously as Davis' magnum opus, and not only the best jazz album of all time but one of the greatest albums of all time, period.

It's so perfect that in 2002 it was added to the National Recording Registry for its cultural, historical and aesthetic importance. It was listed at #12 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Time Magazine's Time All Time 100 Albums list in 2006 also included it in their list of 100 timeless and essential albums.


Side One

  1. "So What" (9:22)
  2. "Freddie Freeloader" (9:46)
  3. "Blue in Green" (5:47)

Side Two

  1. "All Blues" (11:33)
  2. "Flamenco Sketches" (9:26)

The 1997 reissue adds an alternative take of "Flamenco Sketches" (9:32) as bonus track.


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