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KIND OF BLUE

Miles Davis

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.39 | 603 ratings

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3 stars Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is a stunning work of jazz that shows the beauties and intracies of the improvisations in music. It is one of the most popular jazz albums as well, so much that pretty much every fan of the genre owns the album, and any Miles Davis afficionado can probably sing along to the solos note for note.

That being said, one would be hard-pressed to find any progressive rock elements in Kind of Blue. As far as genre goes, Kind of Blue is one hundred percent jazz, with really no fusion or prog elements to go with it. Although Davis may have helped pioneer the fusion genre in the future with albums like Bitches Brew, this certainly isn't one that goes along with music in the fusion group.

Of course, progressive rock fans should always keep an open mind, and listen to music they are not accustomed to. If they haven't listened to any jazz, Kind of Blue is most likely a good introduction as any. From the low-key soft intro of "So What" to the improvisational flourishes in "Flamenco Sketches", Miles Davis and his group show the listener what the jazz is all about.

In summation, Kind of Blue is a brilliant album. However, in a progressive rock collection it may seem out of place. That being said, any music fanatic should have Kind of Blue, as it is certainly a landmark in not only jazz but all music.

topofsm | 3/5 |

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