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KIND OF BLUE

Miles Davis

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.38 | 603 ratings

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jude111
5 stars This album is, quite simply, one of the greatest *recordings* ever, and as such, belongs in every music lover's collection, to be listened to again and again.

However, it is *not* prog, or even jazz fusion, but is rather "simply" jazz sublime. Here lies the problem. It's currently rated as the 27th greatest Prog album ever made. It's not a prog album, it's a straight jazz album. No electric instruments, it's all acoustic, it's all jazz. Miles gets the "jazz fusion" label because of subsequent albums. As such, the Prog Archives people really need to find a way to remove this album from the "Greatest Prog Albums" list, because it has no right to be there. Yes, it's arguably the greatest jazz album ever made.

Prog lovers are directed towards Miles' fusion albums, beginning with "In a Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew," and then "Jack Johnson," "Live-Evil" and "On the Corner."

Lovers of "Kind of Blue" should also check out the masterpieces made by his quintet in the late 60s (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams): E.S.P (1965), Miles Smiles (1966), Sorcerer (1967), Nefertiti (1967), and Miles in the Sky (1968).

jude111 | 5/5 |

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