Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue “50th Anniversary Edition” (CD+DVD)


This is the one jazz record owned by people who don’t listen to jazz, and with good reason. The band itself is extraordinary (proof of Miles Davis’s masterful casting skills, if not of God’s existence), listing John Coltrane and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley on saxophones, Bill Evans (or, on “Freddie Freeloader,” Wynton Kelly) on piano, and the crack rhythm unit of Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Coltrane’s astringency on tenor is counterpoised to Adderley’s funky self on alto, with Davis moderating between them as Bill Evans conjures up a still lake of sound on which they walk. Meanwhile, the rhythm partnership of Cobb and Chambers is prepared to click off time until eternity. It was the key recording of what became modal jazz, a music free of the fixed harmonies and forms of pop songs. In Davis’s men’s hands it was a weightless music, but one that refused to fade into the background. In retrospect every note seems perfect, and each piece moves inexorably towards its destiny.

Anniversary Edition with Bonus Tracks and DVD.


01. So What
02. Freddie Freeloader
03. Blue In Green
04. All Blues
05. Flamenco Sketches
06. Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take)
07. Freddie Freeloader (Studio Sequence 1)
08. Freddie Freeloader (False Start)
09. Freddie Freeloader (Studio Sequence 2)
10. So What (Studio Sequence 1)
11. So What (Studio Sequence 2)
12. Blue In Green (Studio Sequence)
13. Flamenco Sketches (Studio Sequence 1)
14. Flamenco Sketches (Studio Sequence 2)
15. All Blues (Studio Sequence)

01. On Green Dolphin Street
02. Fran-Danc
03. Stella by Starlight
04. Love for Sale
05. Fran-Dance (Alternate Take)
06. So What (Previously Released in Unauthorized Form)

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DVD: Celebrating a Masterpiece – Kind of Blue

Features a documentary on the conception and recording of Kind of Blue. In addition, the DVD features the “Robert Herridge Theater: The Sound of Miles Davis” television program, which originally aired on April 2, 1959 and starred Miles Davis and John Coltrane.


Celebrating A Masterpiece: Kind Of Blue documentary
Robert Herridge Theatre: The Sound of Miles Davis
Photo gallery by Don Hunstein


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12 Responses to “Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue “50th Anniversary Edition” (CD+DVD)”

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  2. t.h. says:

    This one is definitely awesome. Documentary is deeply appreciated. Yet, I have one question. Is there any difference between these DVD-RIP (5 part ones) and DVD (9 part file) files.

  3. Michele says:


  4. Jhenely says:

    You’ve gone all out. thanks for this one of a kind treat

  5. charlie says:

    this is exceptional! thanks so much!

  6. baz says:

    Wonderful; but DVD link4 doesn’t download – stalls

  7. John says:

    This is great!.

  8. Cory says:

    Thank you very much!!!!!

  9. Alexandre says:

    a parte 6, esta corrompida, poderiam ajudar?


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