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May 26, 2022

Today is Mile Davis’ birthday. I’m not a biographer and I’m not a jazz expert. I’m just a fan of the man and the genre, and as a fan I’ll say that I think Miles Davis was the most creative and influential artist in modern music. Or music history. Or ever.

“Don’t worry about playing a lot of notes. Just find one pretty one.”

Below is a video of one of Miles’ better-known tunes from the bestselling album in jazz history, “Kind of Blue”. Fair warning: if you listen to the song then it’s quite possible you’ll want to listen to the full album which is understandable. Listen and enjoy. However, should that happen, you may step into a rabbit hole where you’ll find yourself listening to not only more Miles, but to the sidemen (most notably for me, pianist Bill Evans) that made up the sextet on this album, all of whom went on to successful careers. That might lead you to explore the myriad types and styles of jazz, and once you’ve gone that far then all I can say welcome. I’m happy for you and give me a holler and tell me what you like and let’s listen to some stuff together.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 26, 2022 7:25 am

    Great response for the prompt Michael. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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  2. May 26, 2022 8:13 am

    Such a great album and song. Have you seen Runaway Bride? Julia Roberts gives this album to Richard Gere–a true collector’s item. The album, not Gere.

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  3. May 27, 2022 8:35 am

    If you give a mouse a cookie…no, better yet, set him up with some Miles Davis!

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