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Miles Davies: Kind of Blue

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 08 October 2005

Miles Davis' 1959 album Kind of Blue is one of the most significant achievements in the history of post-War jazz. Geoffrey Smith dissects the different numbers on the album to discover what it is that make them such landmark pieces.

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers So What

    Performers: Miles Davis

    Kind of Blue, Sony 64935

  • Image for R Robinson/C Conrad/SM Lewis/J Young

    R Robinson/C Conrad/SM Lewis/J Young : Swinging the Blues

    Performers: Frankie Trumbauer & his orchestra feat. Bix Belder

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve 5493522 / 5

  • Image for A Razaf/T Waller/H Brooks

    A Razaf/T Waller/H Brooks Ain't Misbehavin'

    Performers: Louis Armstrong & Orchestra

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve 5493522 / 5

  • Image for J Gillespie/K Clarke

    J Gillespie/K Clarke Salt Peanuts

    Performers: Charlie Parker

    Charlie Parker Jazz, Verve 549 / 084-2

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers Freddie Freeloader

    Performers: Miles Davis

    Kind of Blue, Sony 64935

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers Blue in Green

    Performers: Miles Davis

    Kind of Blue, Sony 64935

  • Image for Bill Evans

    Bill Evans Peace Piece

    Performers: Bill Evans Trio

    Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Riverside OJCCD / 0682

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers Flamenco Sketches

    Performers: Miles Davis

    Kind of Blue, Sony 64935

  • Image for Ma Rainey

    Ma Rainey See See Rider

    Performers: Ma Rainey

    Don't Fish in My Sea, Snapper Music SBLUECD / 015

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers Flamenco Sketches (Alternative Take)

    Performers: Miles Davis

    Kind of Blue, Sony 64935

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers All Blues

    Performers: Miles Davis

    Kind of Blue, Sony 64935

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