The Making of Kind of Blue: Miles Davis and His Masterpiece
From the moment it was recorded, more than forty years ago, Miles Davis's Kind of Blue was hailed as a jazz classic. To this day, it remains the bestselling jazz album of all time, embraced by fans of all music genres. The album represented a true watershed moment in jazz history, and helped to usher in the first great jazz revolution since bebop.
The Making of Kind of Blue is an exhaustively researched examination of how this masterpiece was born. Recorded with pianist Bill Evans; tenor saxophonist John Coltrane; composer/theorist George Russell; and Miles himself, the album represented a fortuitous conflation of some of the real giants of the jazz world, at a time when they were at the top of their musical game. The end result was a recording that would forever change the face of American music
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jasoncomely - LibraryThing
I 've always loved "Kind of Blue", but my appreciation of the album, the artists involved, and Jazz in general, has grown exponentially since reading this book. As a bonus, Nisenson clearly explains ... Read full review
THE MAKING OF KIND OF BLUE: Miles Davis and His MasterpieceUser Review - Kirkus
Jazz biographer Nisenson (Blue, 1997) traces the history of a pivotal jazz recording.Kind of Blue, the biggest-selling jazz album ever (and the only jazz recording ever to go double-platinum) featured ... Read full review