Miles Davis – Kind of Blue Japan LP with cap obi

$99.00

A Japanese pressing of Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, complete with rare cap obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, including the rare “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of Kind of Blue is a 1977 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally issued in 1959.

The cover is M- and retains the original shrink wrap.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  Beautiful disc!

A nearly perfect copy of a jazz LP that everyone should own and a very hard pressing to find in this condition.

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.

AllMusic.com gave Kind of Blue five stars:

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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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
25 AP 755
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in