J[A-Z]Z p1ck ( Kind of Blue | Miles Davis, 1959

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The cover close-up of Davis, taken by Jay Maisel at the Apollo Theatre.
Miles Davis, So What, Kind of Blue, 1959

Recorded on March 2 and April 22 at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in N.Y.

Kind of Blue is based entirely on modality in contrast to Davis’s earlier work with the hard bop style of jazz and its complex chord progression and improvisation.

“Miles conceived these settings only hours before the recording dates.”

Bill Evans

Miles Davis — trumpet
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley — alto saxophone
John Coltrane — tenor saxophone
Bill Evans — piano
Wynton Kelly — piano
Paul Chambers — double bass
Jimmy Cobb — drums

John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Miles Davis, Bill Evans. Kind of Blue Sessions, 1959

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