MILES DAVIS — Kind of Blue (review)

MILES DAVIS — Kind of Blue album cover Album · 1959 · Cool Jazz Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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Ah, yes. This is THE one. The Dark Side of the Moon, Citizen Kane, The New World Symphony of jazz - one of those few etalons that sometimes appear in arts and don't get their wings melted when they reach the sun of perfection.

And one can't be really surprised, just look at the line-up - always wonderful Miles Davis whose trumpet can be soothing and sweet as well as sharp as a knife and powerful as the horns of Jericho. My favorite Miles Davis' moment is the beginning of Blues in Green and his first blows there. Then there is Mr. Coltrane with his volcanic improvisations full of eruptions of emotions and lava of tones, that goes perfectly with Cannonball's wonderful sense for melody. The contrast between them can be perfectly heard in the first piece - So What. There, as well as on the rest of this record, they are supported by very sensitive style of Bill Evans' piano that is going to be shown off later on in the album. Every touch he makes, every notes he plays - it's all so great. And let's not forget the great bassist and drummer who keep all of this going, and Wynton Kelly who plays the piano on the bluesiest of the tracks.

I know, I know, I haven't really told you a lot about this album. You don't even know how it sounds, you probably don't even know what genre of jazz it is, but maybe that was my goal from the very beginning - now you have to give it a listen. Because as a great man once said: "Writing about music is the same as dancing about architecture." and I'm sure it applies to reading as well. That's why I strongly recommend you to stop now and put this record into your CD/LP player.
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