Kind of blue

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Da Capo Press,
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©2007, ©2000.
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English
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Jazz musicians call it The Bible. Critics call it the one jazz album every fan must own. Forty-one years since its recording in 1959, it has sold millions worldwide and sits near the top of any list of most important records of the century. How did two impromptu sessions produce such a timeless acknowledged masterpiece?Now, for the first time, Ashley Kahn takes us into the studio to witness the creation of an album that still thrills jazz musicians, enthusiasts, and newcomers alike with its deceptively simple tunes. Using eyewitness accounts and newly discovered documents, Kahn traces Miles's move from bop to modal jazz, re-creates the sessions using master tapes (weighing in on fragmentary takes and the dispute about composers), and follows the rise of the album from its contemporary reception to its transformation into a cultural landmark through conversations with those who were there. Extensively researched and copiously illustrated, Kind of Blue recovers an invaluable piece of musical history and heightens fans' appreciation of the album they know and love.New and never-before-published material in Kind of Blue includes: The complete, unedited master session tapes, with analysis of fragmentary takes that have never been released, and studio dialogue between Davis and the musicians Over forty new interviews with musicians, producers, and critics, including Herbie Hancock, Elvin Jones, Quincy Troupe, George Avakian, Nat Hentoff-and the only people still living who witnessed the making of the album: Jimmy Cobb, engineer Bob Waller, and photographer Don Hunstein Previously unpublished photos of the recording session, featuring a rare shot of Miles's charts Studio logs and internal memos from Columbia about the making and marketing of the album The handwritten version of Bill Evans's famous liner notes
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9780306815584
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display_description In 1959, Miles Davis assembled his famed sextet-John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb-and in only two impromptu sessions created a masterpiece of modal jazz music. Ashley Kahn takes us into the studio and gives us the uopportunity to witness the creation of Kind of Blue, an album beloved by jazz musicians, enthusiasts, and newcomers alike.
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subject_facet Davis, Miles, -- 1926-1991. -- Kind of blue, Davis, Miles. -- Kind of blue, Jazz -- 1951-1960, Jazz -- 1951-1960 -- History and criticism
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title_full Kind of blue / Ashley Kahn ; foreword by Jimmy Cobb
title_short Kind of blue