Kind of Blue

This was the first Jazz CD I ever owned.  I currently have over 200 Jazz CDs and Kind of Blue is still #1 on my list.

What are your favs?


**** I see the act of describing a “genre” (and the subsequent stringent segregation and put-everything-in-a-box attitude) as being useful only to a person for whom doing so helps them maximize their profits (corporate marketing execs, radio station programming execs, etc.). ****

Couldn’t disagree more. It is useful to many avid listeners and doing so does not suggest that these listeners are incapable of talking about music in an insightful way. Quite the contrary. There is no “mongering” involved. You seem to have a deep aversion to classification. That works for you. Fine. However, as exemplified by your list of “acceptable” ways to talk about music and given how personal/subjective descriptions can be, there are times when it’s best to let the music do the talking. So, along those lines and to get back to the OP’s question, here is one of my very favorites. Sadly little known:

Btw, love KOB.  Great and important record.



Frogman is right labelling not only is useful but inevitable anyway...😊

We cannot censor labels use or worst forbid them only correcting them in a way they dont put an artist in a drawer created by the mapping of some musical factors and not by some others we did not picked..

For sure labelling do not replace reality...

The maps are not the territory ... There is no debating here ... Only a simple distinction ... The way we describe the artistic gesture and the gesture itself when we hear it ...

Larry Young with Joey de Francesco are my Hammond idols ...😊 Thanks to Frogman recommendation for Larry Young ...



You are what I refer to as "A long day". I really like women's (that would be female) college softball. 

i recently listened to the entire kob album for the first time in many years and i was struck by how mellow/laid back it sounded--except for "so what" it wouldn't be out of place at a wedding or hotel lobby. which doesn't mean it isn't great for what it is, but i'm more of a "bitches brew" or "agartha" kind of guy.

Yes, but rarely, if ever, does one hear music (Jazz) with even nearly this level of sophistication of execution and sense of purpose at a wedding or hotel lobby. A recording such as KOB takes on special meaning in the context of the evolution of Jazz over the decades and that of a relentlessly evolving artist like Miles. One could say that it is very very sophisticated simplicity, which in a way is precisely the thrust of the modal Jazz movement.