Seminal jazz album celebrates its fiftieth year
I'm not generally one to promote commercials at this site, but in this case I thought I'd make an exception. Legacy Recordings has made a short retrospective of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. The short video, which includes the reflections of Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, and a host of prominent jazz musicians, promotes the Collector's Edition Boxset that was released earlier this year. You can watch it by clicking above, or by visiting Youtube.
Below, you can also find Scott Timburg's observations on the album's fiftieth anniversary, Ashley Kahn on the relationship between Davis and Evans, and Made in Heaven, a documentary on Kind of Blue's creation and legacy.
- Scott Timburg, 'Kind of Blue at 50' in the Los Angeles Times (10.05.09)
- Made in Heaven: The Making of Kind of Blue 1 | 2 | 3
- Ashley Kahn, 'Miles Davis and Bill Evans: Miles and Bill in Black & White' in Jazz Times, September 2001