Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
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1959 Ratings: #1 / 10
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Few albums of any genre manage to work on so many different levels, but Kind of Blue does. It can be played as background music, yet it amply rewards close listening. It is advanced music that is extraordinarily enjoyable.

100
Sputnikmusic

Kind of Blue is Miles' magnum opus. His greatest production and standing against the best jazz albums ever recorded. Every member of this particular ensemble could be counted in the top 5 of their instrument category.

Tristan
95

“Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent.”
-Miles Davis
“After all the investigation, all of the technique-doesn't matter! Only if the feeling is right.”
-John Coltrane
"Understanding is the least important thing when it comes to digging jazz, because, like anything else, jazz is a form of entertainment. It is created to be enjoyed, not understood like you read a blueprint."
-Cannonball ... read more

Doublez
98

The History of the Albums - n° 114

Miles pt.4 // Invisible [I invite you to read my previous reviews on Miles Davis, you will find the list below, in order to better understand his life and this one].

Here we are, dear Kind of Blue. Today I'm revisiting again one of the best jazz albums of all time, at least if you don't consider it as the best album since it has some very serious competitors, it would be unfair in my opinion that this album isn't at least in the top 5. If I had to make a ... read more

MariellyAkarius
100

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"man this album is perfect"

Kidocosmic
100

My first reaction to the record in full was after being given an original LP of it from my uncle which he got from his Dad. Both big Miles Davis fans. This album is hard to discuss for me because I always feel I'm regurgitating opinions passed down to me from generations. Let alone minutes with the amount the album gets reviewed on this website alone. It is an important record for jazz and an important moment in music history. A highly studied and regarded record all about how feel is better ... read more

87

I read a book to this, pretty damn good blues.

Tristan
95

“Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent.”
-Miles Davis
“After all the investigation, all of the technique-doesn't matter! Only if the feeling is right.”
-John Coltrane
"Understanding is the least important thing when it comes to digging jazz, because, like anything else, jazz is a form of entertainment. It is created to be enjoyed, not understood like you read a blueprint."
-Cannonball ... read more

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Track List

1So What
9:07
98
2Freddie Freeloader
9:48
95
3Blue In Green
5:35
97
4All Blues
11:32
95
5Flamenco Sketches
9:27
95
Total Length: 45 minutes
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Added on: March 15, 2013