Celebrate the date one of the world's most influential jazz albums was released with this t-shirt. Recorded in March of 1959, "Kind of Blue" brought together seven, now legendary, musicians in the prime of their careers; tenor saxophonist John Coltran, alto saxophonist, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, pianists Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Jimmy Cobb and, of course, trumpeter Miles Davis. "Kind of Blue" towers above its peers and is generally considered as the definitive jazz album. An innovative, classic jazz album that has stood the test of time, the album is occasionally referred to as the Citizen Kane of jazz.
Here are 3 more facts about 08.17.1959.
1) The best selling jazz record of all time, “Kind of Blue” has been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and still sells about 5,000 copies per week.
2) To capture spontaneity, Miles Davis provided the band with sketches of scales and melody lines on which to improvise instead of a complete score.
3) Although legend states that the entire album was recorded in a single pass, only “Flamingo Sketches” yielded a complete take on the first try.
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