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Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Posted on: October 9, 2008 8:10 pm
 

To kick things off, I'll go with the first jazz album I ever bought, the first for many. There are more copies of Miles' Kind Of Blue in circulation than any other jazz record so you can pick up a copy for maybe $5. If you are unfamiliar with the record, it is absolutely necessary that you check it out. Released in 1959, at the pinnacle of jazz, it features modal compositions that Miles wrote in the cab on the way to the studio. His sextet at the time included John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans or Wynton Kelly on keys, Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Instead of using then-tired ii V's (the most common chord progression in jazz) Miles wrote modally (using scales begun on notes other than 1) to generate entirely new improvisations from his sidemen.

For those who play instruments, Kind Of Blue is a wealth of language, and it wouldn't hurt to transcribe every solo note for note. Folks who don't dig jazz, check out this record and tell me what you think - most importantly, though, LISTEN.

Let me know if you can dig.

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Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2008 2:16 pm
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Hey, BT,

I'll stick with ya.

But, maybe more people would overtly respond if this was more interactive. That seems to work for most of the threads here; interaction. This could be viewed as a one way thread. Example: "... My pick of the day is relatively unknown but plays a sweet sax - Steve Cole - Stay Awhile !" 

(then add something like:) "Similarly, who do you like ?"

(then I'd respond with:) " I like Candi Dulfer or Jeff Hackworth."

Now when other people read these posts; the more than one name may incite a response !

Thanx. AFS 

 

 




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2008 12:52 am
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

I'll keep this going. My pick of the day is relatively unknown but plays a sweet sax.

Steve Cole - Stay Awhile.




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2008 11:26 pm
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Wish there were more people into this.

If you like jazz piano, Joe Sample is very good. Album of the day - Joe Sample - Carmel




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2008 2:36 am
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Funny you should mention Bluestreak. I was gonna list it as my pick of the day. One of my favorites. I have a bunch of Tom Scott.

Since bluestreak was mentioned, my selection for the day is Paul Hardcastle - Hardcastle 2. Very mellow and nice. Ultimate easy listening.




Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2008 7:26 pm
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Thanx, bt.

But there's another album, Bluestreak, that has a different attack or texture from the mid '90s. Check it out ! 




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2008 5:20 am
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Tom Cat is the name of the CD. It's from '74-'75. Starts off with Rock Island Rocket then Tom Cat is the second cut.

Todays selection is Miles Davis Volume 2 recorded on April 20, 1953.




Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2008 11:47 am
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

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Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2008 10:41 am
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Miles' 'Kind of Blue' is suppose to have this new release with 4 discs and great liner notes and a DVD as well . Selling for over a $100 beans. Then I heard it can be found on the internet for 20 or 30 bucks. Hhhmmmn !?!

Which version of 'Tom Cat' and from which CD ? Scott might crack into my top 10 of reed players because of his 'Express' work and his 'live' playing with the mid '70s killer band, 'STUFF' Live in NY ! 

You got a URL for your station ?

BTW; I added you to my 'faves' ! Miles is Whack. I especially like the Harmon mute on most of his ballads like on the Dave Brubeck tune, 'In Your Own Sweet Way'.

If you care to check this out:     I'll just have to settle for U-Tube videos of my new 'love' ! Ha !

 

 




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2008 2:11 am
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

My pick of the day today is Tom Scott and The LA Express - Tom Cat

Great sax.




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2008 4:22 am
 

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

Ah, some Jazz lovers. I run the Jazz cafe at our WAYLT? thread on the backshift. I'm partial to the Sax players and one of my favorites is Boney James. Sweet Thing is my pick of the day.


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