Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Friday, August 17, 2012
I'm reminded that today we celebrate the release of Kind of Blue. Probably more than any other album, this quintessential modern album made jazz cool, and it is played as much today as it was when it first came out in 1959. You just can't beat the laid back Blues of Miles, Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, along with the amazing rhythm section of Bill Evans, Jimmy Cobb and Paul Chambers. Ashley Kahn wrote a book a few years back on the making of Kind of Blue. He also wrote a book on John Coltrane's classic album, A Love Supreme.