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THE MAKING OF KIND OF BLUE: Miles Davis and His Masterpiece

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

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 Miles Davis and John Coltrane. In its focus on modal tunes, drawing on the under-appreciated theories of composer George Russell, the recording opened up new possibilities of freedom for jazz in the ... Read full review

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