Almanac Music: Miles Davis – ‘Kind of Blue’



Miles Davis (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. In a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz his legacy continues to this day.


In  1959, Davis recorded what many critics consider his greatest album, Kind of Blue, and arguably, the greatest jazz recording of all time.  Released in August 1959, Kind of Blue was an instant success, with widespread radio airplay and rave reviews from critics, and still remains the best selling jazz album of all time.



Enjoy this short doco about the album plus a live recording of the tune.



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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. This is a little freaky, Col.
    I actually played “Kind of Blue” on Monday.

  2. And it is such a great album, that when it is over you think “that finished quickly!”

  3. It’s tremendous, but I also love the thrilling danger of Bitches Brew (which apparently carries no apostrophe as brew is meant as a verb). A twentieth century giant. Like Smokie I might just pop this album on.

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