Offered for sale is an original stereo 1959 pressing of Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, on the original “6 eye” Columbia label.
About this copy: This copy of Kind of Blue is an original 1959 stereo pressing on the “6 eye” Columbia label that was in use through 1962.
The cover is VG, with general wear, but no writing, splits, holes, or cut corners. It’s a correct original issue, with Cannonball Adderley’s name misspelled as “Adderly” on the cover.
The disc is M-, and has one very faint sleeve scuff and a couple of spindle marks on the label. The disc has clearly had very little play and has been well cared for.
Matrix numbers are:
Side 1: XSM47326-1AL
Side 2: XSM47327-1BB
A beautiful copy of a classic jazz LP.
Background: Recorded in 1959 by a “supergroup” that included Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans, the album is also one of the best-selling jazz albums ever.
Kind of Blue isn’t merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it’s an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album. To be reductive, it’s the Citizen Kane of jazz — an accepted work of greatness that’s innovative and entertaining. That may not mean it’s the greatest jazz album ever made, but it certainly is a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses such a mystique? Perhaps it’s that this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline and gentle piano chords of “So What.” From that moment on, the record never really changes pace — each tune has a similar relaxed feel, as the music flows easily. Yet Kind of Blue is more than easy listening. The end results were wondrous, filled with performances that still crackle with vitality. Few albums of any genre manage to work on so many different levels, but Kind of Blue does. It can be played as background music, yet it amply rewards close listening. It is advanced music that is extraordinarily enjoyable. It may be a stretch to say that if you don’t like Kind of Blue, you don’t like jazz — but it’s hard to imagine it as anything other than a cornerstone of any jazz collection.
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|Year of Release:||1959|