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KIND OF BLUE

Miles Davis

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.39 | 573 ratings

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Argonaught
5 stars Some might argue whether Kind of Blue, one of the best known and most revered JAZZ albums, may not belong in the PROG ROCK discussion, but I think it fits just perfectly .. perhaps better than some "true blue" prog bands :)

For one thing, this kind of music was truly progressive: Mr. Davis, along with other founding fathers of contemporary music had just invented the whole genre of modal jazz (and Kind of Blue came to be one of the purest examples of this genre). For another, Mr. Davis and his comrades-in-arms begot a few other jazz genres, including fusion, which undoubtedly provided inspiration and spiritual nourishment to the proto-proggers that were out there in the early 1960s.

Instead of dissecting and classifying Kind of Blue, I'd recommend that you invest into a CD (even better, a vinyl LP) - I have just seen on Amazon a 2nd hand CD for $0.23. It's the kind of music you can play in the background, or while driving/dining/reading, or you could sit down and concentrate on the details and try to decipher and unscramble the masterfully interwoven melody lines and modal progressions .. every time you listen to it, you will walk away with a slightly different impression and different set of reverberating vibes .. at least I do :)

Ten stars out of five :)

Argonaught | 5/5 |

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