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Do you own Miles Davis - Kind of Blue?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by elgecko, Feb 17, 2014.


  1. Yes

    165 vote(s)
    87.3%
  2. No

    22 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. Flamenco carrots

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Yet another installment of "Do you own [INSERT ALBUM]?"

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    Kind of Blue. Jazz 101. Some would argue that this is the most important album in all jazz. The personnel list has some of the all time giants of jazz: Coltrane, Cannonball, Evans, [DEL]Hancock[/DEL] (EDIT: :meh:), Chambers.

    I have the CD. It was one of the first jazz albums I ever bought. You know what though? It find it KIND OF BORING. I was never big on modal jazz. I realize and accept that it was a seminal album in the development of jazz but I'd much rather listen to earlier Miles or 1,000 other jazz albums.

    Whenever All Blues gets called on a gig, my inner child wants to kick, scream, and hold its' breath till they call another tune. :atoz:

    Not everyone likes jazz but Kind of Blue is one of those "intro to jazz" albums. I'll predict 62% ownership.
     
  2. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Yup.

    At 100% so far....
     
  3. Lou Bottini

    Lou Bottini

    Feb 25, 2004
    NorCal
    Yes. Vinyl, cassette, CD, Ipod, Pandora, +
     
  4. Passinwind

    Passinwind ......Charlie Escher Supporting Member

    Yes, I own it. Like you, there are many other Miles sides I enjoy more though. From that era, Milestones and Jazz At The Plaza for starters.

    The documentaries and the book on the making of KOB are well worth checking out.
     
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  6. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    :hyper:

    Finally! :p
     
  7. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty Frequencies between 41.2 and 164.8 hz. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Maybe it's my age, but I'd think the better question would be "Do you not own Kind Of Blue?"

    As to the quality of the music, I'm inclined to give the Metropolitan Museum of Art response: "The music is not on trial. You are."
     
  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
  9. Yes, I own it. I'm not a "jazz guy" per-se (although whenever I go into a GC, they immediately peg me as a "jazz player") but I do enjoy this one.
    Interestingly enough, Duane Allman listened to it to help in his learning how to improvise guitar solos.
     
  10. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    On vinyl and CD
     
  11. Lii

    Lii

    May 5, 2008
    Midwest
    Yes, I own it, and my least favorite tune is "All Blues," especially when called on a gig. However, Wynton Kelly's solo on "Freddie Freeloader" is one of my favorite piano solos of all time; just tons of joy every time I listen to it.
     
  12. Cycho

    Cycho

    Nov 30, 2010
    +1
     
  13. Tampabass

    Tampabass

    Feb 16, 2006
    Tampa
    Disclosures:
    not a rocket scientist, but I play one on TV
  14. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
  15. pedroims

    pedroims Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    IMO, this is a must to have record , even if you dont like jazz.
     
  16. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Yep.
    One of the landmark jazz recordings.
     
  17. pbassnut

    pbassnut

    Sep 27, 2004
    Falls Church, VA
    Yeah, "Kind of Blue" is a classic and helped jump start my interest in Jazz since I had it long before I became a Jazz fan. Although there are a lot of "Jazz classics" out there that are considered to be desert island discs, one that I think stands out is "Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers":

    http://www.allmusic.com/album/horace-silver-and-the-jazz-messengers-mw0000192509

    Not only is it an enjoyable listen, but it is considered by many to be ground zero of the style known as "hard bop" which went on to dominate Jazz from the mid 50's through the late 60's. Horace Silver, in general, has a lot of very memorable work from his lengthy and prolific Blue Note era.
     
  18. thunesBARROW

    thunesBARROW

    Apr 12, 2010
    Long Island & NYC
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Farfisa organs
  19. CJAZ

    CJAZ

    Dec 19, 2013
    Of course I do. A damn near perfect recording in my opinion.
     
  20. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    :)

    I wouldn't mind if it fell off the face of the earth! Call anything else! How about Footprints?
     
  21. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Agreed.
    FWIW-
    Oliver Nelson has an album with a similar vibe-
    The Blues & the Abstract Blues…Paul Chambers & Bill Evans are on this + Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard,& Roy Haynes.
    Give it a shot if you want something like KOB.