Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this music junkie as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. Compact Discs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no files.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959)

The 1986 "Jazz Masterpieces" CD release, notable for 1) not correcting the original recording speed for what was side one (tracks 1-3), which caused this release - and all those prior - to be slightly off-pitch, and 2) the bizarre decision to replace the original artwork with a blurry photo of Miles from his electric period in the '70s.

Regardless, this is still a masterpiece and always a treat to experience. Check out my thoughts on the 1997 reissue here:

Previously revisited for the blog:
At Newport 1958 (2001)Tutu (1986)
Panthalassa: The Remixes (1999)In A Silent Way (1969)
The Complete Birth of the Cool (1998)Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall (1961)
Miles Davis Acoustic (1996)Sketches of Spain (1960)
Live Around The World (1996)Kind Of Blue (1959)
The Hot Spot Soundtrack (1990)Milestones (1958)
Music from Siesta (1987)'Round About Midnight (1957)

1 comment:

  1. As a beneficiary of your “listen to (this album) at least once a week for six months” advice, I can attest that it certainly has been a gateway to other worlds of music for this listener. I was just pondering last night what an amazing year 1959 was in the world of jazz as I listened to a six-pack of albums released that very year:
    Kind of Blue
    Lady In Satin
    Mingus Ah Um
    Time Out
    Giant Steps

    I’m sure there are more great finds from 1959 and I look forward to enjoying them here ant the Hideaway Club. Any recommendations?