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Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue

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An audiophile favorite from the day it was issued, Kind of Blue takes on nirvanic sonic proportions via Mobile Fidelity's reissue. It is regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and considered to be one of the best albums of all time. On Disc One, the five titles are presented intact: the first three numbers (“So What,” “Freddie Freeloader,” “Blue in Green”) that were cut on the first day of recording, two three-hour sessions on Monday, March 2, 1959; and the last two numbers (“All Blues,” “Flamenco Sketches”) recorded at the final three-hour session, Wednesday, April 22, 1959. The back cover lists "Flamenco Sketches" as the fourth track and "All Blues" as the last track, which is incorrect.

To my ears, even at 45rpm, the UHQR lacks the dynamics, detail and all-round excitement of the best of US Columbia pressings, but to my wife's ears, it makes up for it with a round, relaxed and well-balanced presentation, with silent backgrounds. The 200-gram records will feature the same flat profile that helped to make the original UHQR so desirable.These sessions are so legendary, if I do anything in my life with as much vigor as these guys pumped out for this recording, I’ll die a happy man. The blueprint for melodic improvisation and vamping, Kind of Blue simplifies tonal organization and chordal progression into an eminently beautiful, introspective tapestry stitched with swinging poetry, mellifluous soloing, compositional lyricism, transcendental harmonies, and group interplay of the highest caliber. It was captured on January 14, 1961, at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo during the band’s first-ever tour of Japan. together with Quality Record Pressings, is putting Kind of Blue where it belongs: the Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR) pressed on Clarity Vinyl on a manual Finebilt press with attention paid to every single detail of every single record.

It's why the label's engineers took every available measure to transport listeners to the March and April 1959 sessions that parlayed modal jazz into mainstream language. Close your eyes and, no matter how many times you may have heard it before, your experience will parallel that of the players that recorded these gems. In 1969, he recorded Bitches Brew, a blend of rock, funk and jazz music, often taking the name “Fusion”.

Every UHQR will be hand inspected upon pressing completion, and only the truly flawless will be allowed to go to market. Davis led a sextet which included pianist Bill Evans, and saxophonists John Coltrane and ‘Cannonball’ Adderley. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. I have been caught all too many times by what should have been a better quality sound recording, to find it was in fact much worse.

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