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Kind of Blue
Vinyl | 180 gram
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Kind Of Blue
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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, March 25, 1997
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Regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz album of all time and Davis's masterpiece. This 1959 album's influence on music, including jazz, rock and classical, has led music writers to acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums of all time. This septet features Jazz heavyweights John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Cannonball Adderley. Newly remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl.
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So why the special "Legacy Edition?"
This is not for everyone to be sure, but for listeners who really love this album, Miles Davis, and jazz of the 1950's and early 60's, "Legacy Edition" will give more insight into the material and help the listener appreciate more of what went into making "Kind of Blue" the great jazz standard that it is.
While it might overkill for some, true jazz lovers and "Kind of Blue" fans will not only get some nice second helpings from the album, they'll also get an idea of how Davis and his all-star cast created this gem.
One other note, those having old CD copies of "Kind of Blue," the ones with the animated profile of Miles on the booklet cover, not the recreation of the original LP cover, should definitely ditch their old CD and get the new remastered release. It is a huge improvement. Instead of sounding washed out and slightly off pitch, the remaster sounds fresh, with very high resolution, warm, and intimate, just the way Miles Davis and his stellar side kicks recorded it.
After watching Ken Burns' documentary on Jazz, I determined to explore the masters. And so far Miles' Kind of Blue is my favorite - a flawless masterpiece that somehow sounded very familiar... (Turns out I had fallen in love with Mark Isham's 1995 Blue Sun - and that one now looks to me like Mark was trying to recapture the spirit of this very masterpiece!)