5 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE
This edition presents the complete original album Kind of Blue, one of the few authentic milestones of jazz history. As a bonus three tunes from a previous session featuring the exact same personnel, which were first issued as the B Side of the JAZZ TRACK LP. This edition also contains a quintet version of “So What” recorded for a TV show exactly one month after the studio version.
Includes 16-page booklet
MILES DAVIS, trumpet
JULIAN “CANNONBALL” ADDERLEY, alto sax
JOHN COLTRANE, tenor sax
BILL EVANS, piano (on all tracks except 2)
WYNTON KELLY, piano (on 2 only)
PAUL CHAMBERS, bass
JIMMY COBB, drums
New York, Monday, March 2 & Wednesday, April 22, 1959.
BONUS TRACKS (6-9):
6-8: Same personnel as 1 & 3-5. New York, May 26, 1958.
9: Same personnel as above except Wynton Kelly (p) replaces
Evans & Cannonball Adderley is omitted.
The Robert Herridge Theatre TV Show, New York, April 2, 1959
01 SO WHAT 9:05
02 FREDDIE FREELOADER 9:35
03 BLUE IN GREEN 5:28
04 ALL BLUES 11:33
05 FLAMENCO SKETCHES 9:26
06 ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 9:49*
07 FRAN-DANCE 5:49*
08 STELLA BY STARLIGHT 4:44*
09 SO WHAT 8:50*
Total Time: 74:24
DOWN BEAT original review: KIND OF BLUE
“This is a remarkable album. Using very simple but effective devices, Miles has constructed an album of extreme beauty and sensitivity. This is the soul of Miles Davis, and it’s a beautiful soul.” (Don De Michael)