Kind Of Blue (studio album) by Miles Davis

Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 37th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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89/100 (from 2,213 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1959 (1st)
Award Best album of the 1950s (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (37th)

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Kind Of Blue is ranked as the best album by Miles Davis.

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Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 2,213 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 89.1/100, a mean average of 87.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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From 03/01/2024 15:31
Truly a classic. Flawless from start-to-finish.
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From 12/23/2023 18:33
A stunningly beautiful album filled with complexity and subtlety. A definite must-own for any fan of Jazz. 10/10!
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From 11/16/2023 22:54
Non sempre le composizioni più difficili sono le più belle e questo disco ne è la dimostrazione vivente...in grado di far avvicinare generazioni alla musica jazz ma apprezzabile anche da ascoltatori più rodati. Per me questo è il DISCO JAZZ.
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From 07/16/2023 16:39
Fantastic!
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From 06/08/2023 18:10
It's simply the perfect jazz album.
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From 04/12/2023 21:02
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With Kind Of Blues, Miles Davis shows that he was clearly going further than anyone else, so much so that this album will be a first inspiration as much musically as aesthetically that will allow other jazzmen (like Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman for example) to make very great albums like this one
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From 08/31/2022 03:23
Perfection
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From 08/07/2022 04:40
My introduction to Jazz! Great smooth stuff!
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From 06/29/2022 18:34
Moody, melodic, genre-birthing jazz.
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From 05/17/2022 15:25
A masterpiece in music that is phenomenal right from the start all the way up to the closing moments of Flamenco Sketches. As this album unravels you can only sit there and marvel at the genius and artistry of Miles Davis and he makes it near impossible to not get lost in the music. The ensemble he has formulated is possibly the greatest personnel list we will ever be treated to with everyone performing at their peak. At the helm is the mastermind himself in Davis whose trumpet guides us through the record giving us the best performance I have ever heard from him. Next up is Bill Evans whose soft piano moments adds a more delicate side to the proceedings on tracks like Flamenco Sketches and Blue In Green. Then there is John Coltrane on tenor sax whose performance is stellar as always. He provides flourishes giving the sound a vital edge and the quality he provides us with is outstanding. Finally, there is the two most under appreciated performers on the record which is Jimmy Cobb and Paul Chambers on double bass and drums who maintain the flow and keep the pace while allowing the others to shine with their solos. There are no weak tracks on this album and I really do think I could endlessly spin this record and I would never become bored. Overall, this is an album that has to be listened to by everyone as it transcends both jazz and music making it one of the greatest and most important albums ever released.
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Best Albums of 1959
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
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