Kind Of Blue (studio album) by Miles Davis
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Kind Of Blue is ranked as the best album by Miles Davis.
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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 89.0/100, a mean average of 87.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.
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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.
I don't know much about jazz, I just hear nice, smooth abd beautiful music here.
Come on, there's no way to be objective about this
One of the all time greats in any genre, Miles Davis just hits the entire experience out of the park. The first moment to the last, this album is basically a single music idea broken into segments and played beautifully.
Se juntaron unos genios en hicieron esta delicia. Uno de los más aclamados discos de jazz. Y con razón.
Great record though it seems to always be touted as some jazz gateway record which I've never really understood. I bought it way back without any jazz knowledge and didn't appreciate it at all. I only loved it after other avenues into jazz via hip hop, funk, jazzfunk etc. If you don't like this at first maybe this isn't your gateway. It doesn't mean you can't get into jazz, you just need another road in. Then come back to this.
A foundation of modal jazz that is Miles Davis. He could reinvented himself in his "electric" period, but none of those come close to this classic. 10/10 Great recommendation for first beginners of jazz.
A pretty much flawless record through and through. The improvisation, the solos with modes in mind, the incredible leads by Paul Chambers, Bill Evans, and Wynton Kelly, etc. You can't find a more talented group of jazz musicians at the peaks of their powers like this group.
Truly brilliant, a must listen for anyone who considers themselves a music fan.
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