I must have listened to this album 100 times or so, and I still marvel at this innovation. Now and then, I will even hear something new.
No wonder this album has been dubbed: “the base-station from where countless fans have begun their journey into jazz”
Today [17 August] marks the 62nd anniversary of Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue album.
62 years later, an album that was recorded within 48 hours, remains the bestselling jazz album of all time.
62 years later, it remains a classic.
No matter what’s happening in one’s life, this album is like a reset button that says: “it’s okay, let’s go back and reclaim our soul and move forward. Everything will be alright.”
It always sounds fresh, newly-minted and contemporary. And it is here the source of its enduring appeal lies.
My favourite remains Flamenco Sketches followed by Blue in Green.
Thank you Uncle Miles and your team John Coltrane, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb.
Thank you for showing up fully, and bringing your best to do this project. You were Miles ahead.