Kind of Blue
Miles Davis

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Track Listing

1 So What
2 Freddie Freeloader
3 Blue In Green
4 All Blues
5 Flamenco Sketches
6 Flamenco Sketches [Alternate Take]
7 Freddie Freeloader [Studio Sequence 1]
8 Freddie Freeloader [False Start]
9 Freddie Freeloader [Studio Sequence 2] - (previously unreleased)
10 So What [Studio Sequence 1] - (previously unreleased)
11 So What [Studio Sequence 2] - (previously unreleased)
12 Blue In Green [Studio Sequence] - (previously unreleased)
13 Flamenco Sketches [Studio Sequence 1]
14 Flamenco Sketches [Studio Sequence 2] - (previously unreleased)
15 All Blues [Studio Sequence] - (previously unreleased)
1 On Green Dolphin Street
2 Fan-Dance
3 Stella By Starlight
4 Love For Sale
5 Fran-Dance [Alternate Take]
6 So What - (previously unreleased, live)



  • Genre: Jazz Instrument
  • Release Date: January 2009
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Irving Townsend; Michael Cuscuna; Cal Lampley; Nell Mulderry (Reissue); Michael Cuscuna (Reissue)
  • Engineer: Fred Plaut; Harold Chapman

Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.94) - Ranked #13 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "This painterly masterpiece is one of the most important, influential and popular albums in jazz..."

Q (4/99, p.129) - Included in Q's list of "The Best Jazz Albums of All Time."

Q (3/95, p.116) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "Widely considered the greatest album in jazz history, Miles Davis' 1959 masterpiece is a collection of exquisitely melodic and deceptively simple modern jazz..."

Down Beat (1959) - "This is a remarkable album. Using very simple but effective devices, Miles has constructed an album of extreme beauty and sensitivity. This is not to say that this LP is a simple one--far from it. What is remarkable is that the men have done so much with the stark, skeltal material.

JazzTimes (8/97, p.106) - "...The absolutely beautiful Coltrane solo on the `Flamenco Sketches' alternate is alone worth the price....The restoration of the sound to the correct pitch makes enough of a difference to recommend repurchasing this classic even without the jazz track of the year aboard..."

Vibe (12/99, p.158) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Blender (Magazine) (p.67) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Its ageless cool now seems intertwined with its backstory: Just months after making the album, Davis and most of his sidemen would spin off in different directions, founding entire schools of jazz."

Paste (magazine) (p.61) - "[T]he music draws you in with seductively gentle restraint. It's a recording with a pristine elegance."


BAM Customer Reviews