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Miles Davis — Blue In Green
Album: Kind Of Blue
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Total ratings: 1050









Released: 1959
Length: 5:27
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Bill and Rebecca,
Please, please bring this back into RP rotation. I so miss it...
Viking1965
 zubeneschamli wrote:
This needs to be played again, soon.
 
Agreed. Last play 2013; that just won't do!
 chris_the_man wrote:
I believe you all when you say he is a genius .but I cannot stand this style of music,I find it very depressing.I wish it did not but it really does.HELP!!
 
I understand. I think. Are you a rock and roll junkie? Did you arrive at adulthood in the '80s with AC DC or Metallica or some such as the soundtrack? That would explain it. If you find this "depressing", it's possible you shrink from the interstellar greatness of movie soundtracks like Taxi Driver. What a loss.
Are you averse to bluesy jazz by the sounds of the instruments, or the images or emotions they evoke? You do know that jazz is the ONLY form or genre of art in whatever medium that is exclusively American? We the people invented or were first at virtually no other creative expression, and the inarguable best at almost nothing of anything. Jazz is the American joint, and Miles (albeit admittedly among many others) has been one of the leading lights.  Please expand your sensibilities. It's good for you. 

 


Bless you Bill Evans (of course Miles too).
 
This is just beautiful! More of it! {#Notworthy}{#Clap}{#Chillpill}

Perfect to chill out to on a summers evening with a cool drink and an awesome view over the beach!!!! {#Sunny}


 zubeneschamli wrote:
This needs to be played again, soon. 

 


This needs to be played again, soon. 
I believe you all when you say he is a genius .but I cannot stand this style of music,I find it very depressing.I wish it did not but it really does.HELP!!
Ho Hum. I do try, I really do, but I don't get it - a little light noodling but nothing that would make me turn my head if this was playing live in a bar or restaurant and if I had paid good money to see this. . . well, I'd be in the bar with Mrs Poacher. 

Sorry. 
The only thing I've marked a "10" so far on the site.  Definitely one of the 10 albums I'd want on that desert island.
Nice song, though, please, not in the middle of the afternoon.  I'm working, not napping.
The Man still rules.
Such subtle playing.  This should be reserved for those nights with your special person.  Transcendent.
 dpvest wrote:
One of my favorite Miles tunes on my Favorite Miles album...a rare "10".
 
Worthy of a 10 fer sher
 yellowfish wrote:
the definitive desert island album.perfect.
 
 
ABSOLUTELY!  TOP 3 FOR SURE!
One of my favourite Albums of Miles, and every time I hear this it still amazes me of the way he plays, so effortless (if thats a word) as its the only way I can describe it, not blown but sort of puffed.
 haretic wrote:

The only way to satisfy your desire to give such a transcendent piece its due is to reduce all of your other song ratings, reserving "10" for such as this. I tried to do exactly that once, and failed (alas!). The ratings kept creeping up on me again, as my sincere appreciation demanded I give some "extra" acknowledgement of (admittedly) lesser works.
I think perhaps it is just impossible to express the scope of my gratitude for a work such as this, and that is my true frustration. It is part of our human condition. The only real solace for this deep dissatisfaction is to create our own art, to offer the very best of ourselves to the world, or to at least one other person. Can it be any other way?
 
Alternatively, I'm going to increase all other songs to reserve a new low for the likes of this. WTF my ears!
 kingart wrote:
Shouldn't there be a higher-than-10 for the 0.050% by-special-invitation-only that can't be reduced to merely godlike? 
 
The only way to satisfy your desire to give such a transcendent piece its due is to reduce all of your other song ratings, reserving "10" for such as this. I tried to do exactly that once, and failed (alas!). The ratings kept creeping up on me again, as my sincere appreciation demanded I give some "extra" acknowledgement of (admittedly) lesser works.
I think perhaps it is just impossible to express the scope of my gratitude for a work such as this, and that is my true frustration. It is part of our human condition. The only real solace for this deep dissatisfaction is to create our own art, to offer the very best of ourselves to the world, or to at least one other person. Can it be any other way?
the definitive desert island album.perfect.
 
 mixter47 wrote:
kind of blue?...this album will kind of blow you away if you've never listened to it....do youself a favor!
 
Gateway jazz.  It is the first jazz album for an incredible number of people.  It may even have created more jazz fans than Louis Armstrong.

 
Shouldn't there be a higher-than-10 for the 0.050% by-special-invitation-only that can't be reduced to merely godlike? 
Ahhhh....


Miles Davis, May 26, 1926 - September 28, 1991, one of the true greats of American jazz...

love it...



 
looks like another automatic 10 for the amazing Mr. Davis.

Whow! Nice relaxing on a sundaymorning. Really GREAT! And now I just sit back and enjoy... {#Yes}
One of my favorite Miles tunes on my Favorite Miles album...a rare "10".
Sublime perfection!
 SinisterDexter wrote:

I agree. {#Wink}

Pat Benatar - Precious Time

AC/DC - Highway to Hell

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue


 
Now that is funny!!

Love Miles
I love this album.
kind of blue?...this album will kind of blow you away if you've never listened to it....do youself a favor!
 katiediddler wrote:
Top 3 albums of all time, or is that too low?
 
I agree. {#Wink}

Pat Benatar - Precious Time

AC/DC - Highway to Hell

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue




love it...

 
Always the most beautiful song of all time.
...and we have a winner. 10
my favorite track from arguably the greatest jazz album of all time.  definitely among the top 25 greatest albums of all time from any time period or genre.  pure genius.
I recently read an article on NPR about the top 100 jazz songs of all time, and every track from "Kind of Blue" made the list.  The lowest ranked song from the album was No. 36.  It's most definitely one of the top albums of all time - of any genre.

I saw Miles at the Concord Pavilion about 1980.  He was very quiet and sort of rude.  Had his back to the audience most of the time.


Miles!  Thanks, and what a random playlist for the past half-hour.  Of course, that's why I'm here.
I was just going to suggest following Jon Redfern with some Miles.  Redfern is good, but the difference is clear...Davis had it all.
Goats Smoked.
 katiediddler wrote:

Top 3 albums of all time, or is that too low?


 
About right!

AHHHHHHH!

Thanks....just what I needed.  {#Meditate}

Top 3 albums of all time, or is that too low?


MR. (capital letters) Davis.
Truly evocative.
This is really gorgeous.
That's right....God like....got any questions?
 Bleyfusz wrote:

THE running sentence among RP's listeners.

Is it like this how creativity is honoured?
 


Do you always ask stupid rhetorical questions?  Yes, this Miles Davis music is gooood...

 

Yet another great song from one of the best, if not the best, jazz albums.  Miles' music is timeless.
Just in time to make me feel awesome. I've sat in front of small jazz trios and had this same sensation, you're a part of the whole.That's what Miles was trying to make happen.
Not a huge Miles fan but goodness... this tune is turning me on.    Anybody for a roll in the hay???   he he

{#Wink}

Thank you RP.  Thank you Miles.

My cousin gave me "Kind of Blue" as a birthday gift my first year in college. I was then, as now, blown away by the album. Sheer genius, that Miles Davis was. An absolute 10.
 spiritintosoul wrote:
thank you times 100
 
exactly what i came here to say. big love... made my day to have that few minutes of pure bliss. i just realized how much i love jazz. thanks RP! 
Perfect song to help me wind-down the workday, martini in hand and with a mellow smile.  {#Meditate}{#Cheers}
thank you times 100
oh baby - one of the best albums of all time
Must be sleepy-bye time.
I like this piece by Miles, although I usually don't care for his stuff. Not big on the non-linear tunes.
 Saliby_Br wrote:
The most beautiful music of all time
 
That pretty much says it.

 romeotuma wrote:


Miles Davis is so good for the ears...
 
THE running sentence among RP's listeners.

Is it like this how creativity is honoured?


Miles Shhh
Perfect!  This song is just perfect today.. I've been dealing with banks all day today on home equity lines and I'm all stressed out and this brings me down nicely!
Miles had a gift, didn't he?  An acquired taste, but OH BABY if you can slow life down enough to enjoy this ...
A bit surprised this wasn't played 8/17.
A deceptively "simple" tune to play on trumpet...much more about the artistry than playing what's written on the page.  Go figure. {#Think} The jazz standards ensemble I'm in kept pushing to add this to our repertoire but even though I've been playing for 30+ years, we couldn't quite get it ready for "prime time (live)."   Here's to you Miles! {#Cool}
The whole work is a desert island recording. I thought it interesting that there were no charts for this session; the guys just came in and laid it down.



love it...


Yeah.  Sitting in the backyard, stereo bringing Miles to me.  Yeah.


This is *just* what I needed.  Thanks Bill.  I haz a happy. {#Mrgreen}


Miles Davis is so good for the ears...


 petesku wrote:
I just logged in to see how high I rated this one...
Unfortunalty I can not rate it higher, if I could I'd rate it an 11 :)

 
this just changed the entire tone of my Sunday evening. Thank you, thank you for playing this. Thank you for being people who play music like this on a regular basis...


I just logged in to see how high I rated this one...
Unfortunalty I can not rate it higher, if I could I'd rate it an 11 :)

 Saliby_Br wrote:
The most beautiful music of all time

 
Yes.

This  whole album is transcendent.
 Zep wrote:
Late night... the hot streets are wet from a recent downpour.  The bar is smoky; you can barely see the sax player. The pianist is barely lit, sitting off to the side. Only a few couples are hanging on at this hour, and even the bartender looks like he wants to go home.  Betty Carter strolls by and says goodnight, with a friend in tow. A tattered cigarette pack lays on the floor, a reminder of your last one you smoked an hour ago. Some chatter off to the side at another table in the dark; some laughter; a couple emerges from the gloam, and they head out the door. It's last call, and you're going home alone. You pay your tab and head out into the hot, steamy night; no cabs - even they have gone to bed. The last strains of Miles fade away as you turn the corner, and you drift into bliss.

 

Hardly know what to write. The music is sublime. And I love your text/poem, Zep.
The most beautiful music of all time

Late night... the hot streets are wet from a recent downpour.  The bar is smoky; you can barely see the sax player. The pianist is barely lit, sitting off to the side. Only a few couples are hanging on at this hour, and even the bartender looks like he wants to go home.  Betty Carter strolls by and says goodnight, with a friend in tow. A tattered cigarette pack lays on the floor, a reminder of your last one you smoked an hour ago. Some chatter off to the side at another table in the dark; some laughter; a couple emerges from the gloam, and they head out the door. It's last call, and you're going home alone. You pay your tab and head out into the hot, steamy night; no cabs - even they have gone to bed. The last strains of Miles fade away as you turn the corner, and you drift into bliss.

Timeless....{#Cool}
Would like more of this. Less of Talking Heads and Grateful Dead. Thanks. Michael
One of the best albums of all time.

"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."

Now that's a real bunch of session musicians! {#Clap}
YAWN! I just woke up and this is putting me back to sleep!

Miles!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, RP, for teaching me about this.
How can anyone NOT give this a ten?

Absolute pure genius. Maybe the best of the whole twentieth century.

Like an audio Picasso. 

......?


 ricardoramos wrote:
i need my girlfriend, a couple of martinis and retro looking bar scene!
 
I'm totally there... Though maybe you would prefer if we get separate booths.

I love the vibe of this song and the album in general, regardless of if it is overplayed or not.




i need my girlfriend, a couple of martinis and retro looking bar scene!
roscoe wrote:
This piece has Bill Evans written all over it and in some cases credit is given to Evans-Davis. B Evans was the pianist during Davis' peak of creativity. When he left, Davis' went downhill faster than the World Trade Center. Another Evans, Gil, also helped make Miles Davis. If anyone does a little research on Bill and Gil Evans they may well see that Miles Davis is a great instrumentalist, not the genius he is promoted to be. Check out the music of Bill & Gil. They are the true giants of the age. They continued to piece together amazing sounds even after Miles Davis.
You're right. Both Evans defined Davis' sound in the late '50s.
00:21 here... little insomnia...need a drink and my wife close to me... but my wife is 11 000 km from here and I only have milk in my bl@@dy fridge!:doh: But Miles is around and everything's cool now.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Bill I love this song and this album, but all day you've been playing mellow stuff. It's a work day, can you please pick up the pace a bit?!
I'll second that :)
Bill I love this song and this album, but all day you've been playing mellow stuff. It's a work day, can you please pick up the pace a bit?!
This piece has Bill Evans written all over it and in some cases credit is given to Evans-Davis. B Evans was the pianist during Davis' peak of creativity. When he left, Davis' went downhill faster than the World Trade Center. Another Evans, Gil, also helped make Miles Davis. If anyone does a little research on Bill and Gil Evans they may well see that Miles Davis is a great instrumentalist, not the genius he is promoted to be. Check out the music of Bill & Gil. They are the true giants of the age. They continued to piece together amazing sounds even after Miles Davis.
obzidian wrote:
I'm not familiar with Davis. What other songs are like this? This is smoother than newborn skin. wow.
Another tune that is included on "Kind of Blue" is "So What." Here's a performance by Miles with the Gil Evans band. (click here)
It's raining outside and quite gray. Wisps of cloud are travelling between the tall buildings downtown. The streets are shiny with wet and the car tail-lights a red blur. Perfect visuals for a Miles track!
Suddenly, the scent of cigarette smoke wafts through the office...
My God-Like..........................................
There's Miles . . . and then there's the rest.
mgkiwi wrote:
Get 'Kind of Blue' now - duty for today!
Yes Sir! :)
obzidian wrote:
I'm not familiar with Davis. What other songs are like this? This is smoother than newborn skin. wow.
Get 'Kind of Blue' now - duty for today!
I'm not familiar with Davis. What other songs are like this? This is smoother than newborn skin. wow.
Last orders folks and thank you for coming :cowboy: outstanding! :cool:
madaxeman wrote:
Utterly gorgeous.I can't believe the number of people who gave it a low rating.
8 people out of 460 gave it a 1. 7 people gave it a 3. What's so hard to believe about 8 people who's entire sense of taste is in their mouths? This is a really good Miles piece. When I saw Miles was coming up, and he had a pile of 10 ratings, I was hoping for something good, instead of something rather lame that everybody rates a 10 because its Miles. He scored on this one, for sure!
Bill, you've done it again. One of my desert island discs.
Utterly gorgeous.I can't believe the number of people who gave it a low rating.
agnes wrote:
Ah, but right now, it's 12:24 PM where I am, and that means it's cocktail time. A nice Bombay Sapphire and tonic would do this one justice.
Noon is cocktail time in KY!?
Absolutely gorgeous piece of music. Wonderful to hear Miles this afternoon.
Thank you Agnes for reminding me this is a global station, so even tho it is 1PM where I am, it is pleasant to imagine someone on the other side of the planet enjoying this in a proper atmosphere.
agnes wrote:
Ah, but right now, it's 12:24 PM where I am, and that means it's cocktail time. A nice Bombay Sapphire and tonic would do this one justice.
As they say--It's always after 5:00pm somewhere in the world........ :smile:
agnes wrote:
Ah, but right now, it's 12:24 PM where I am, and that means it's cocktail time. A nice Bombay Sapphire and tonic would do this one justice.
I'm thinking a beer lunch up here in the great NW. A wee Redhook anyone?
WOW...two perfect songs today...Ella and Joe's take on "Nature Boy" and now "Blue in Green." What a Friday :-)
mrgus wrote:
Yes, the album and the artist are fantastic, but playing this at 11 AM??!!! I don't think Miles ever saw 11 AM unless it was from the night before. This album should not be played until the sun has gone down. Way down.
Ah, but right now, it's 12:24 PM where I am, and that means it's cocktail time. A nice Bombay Sapphire and tonic would do this one justice.
Yes, the album and the artist are fantastic, but playing this at 11 AM??!!! I don't think Miles ever saw 11 AM unless it was from the night before. This album should not be played until the sun has gone down. Way down.
meower215 wrote:
sounds like Bill Evans on piano, is it?
Why, yes it is.
ploafmaster wrote:
This song is incredible, and Miles is spot on, coupled with the excellent shuffling of the brushes on the drum kit. But what REALLY does it for me in this song is the piano. Those opening notes...That haunting, despondent closing section...I feel like I'm the lone guy sitting in the middle of that Nighthawks painting by Hopper...
sounds like Bill Evans on piano, is it?
This song is incredible, and Miles is spot on, coupled with the excellent shuffling of the brushes on the drum kit. But what REALLY does it for me in this song is the piano. Those opening notes...That haunting, despondent closing section...I feel like I'm the lone guy sitting in the middle of that Nighthawks painting by Hopper...
mlcarroll wrote:
To me, this IS perfection in music. The entire album, and this track in particular, totally captures me and completely transports me to another, most wonderful, place. Thanks Miles!
I completely agree
To me, this IS perfection in music. The entire album, and this track in particular, totally captures me and completely transports me to another, most wonderful, place. Thanks Miles!
Johnny-smooth wrote:
This is a must own for any jazz collection and a great intro to jazz for those just getting into the genre.
If you don't like this album, you don't like jazz. That all said, I'm a bit miffed at the absence of "So What" from the RP library.
Johnny-smooth wrote:
Actually, this IS the greatest jazz album of all time if you base it on sales figures. This album has sold more copies than any other jazz album. Not too surprising when you look who is on it - literally a Who's Who of jazz greats. This is a must own for any jazz collection and a great intro to jazz for those just getting into the genre.
I so totally concur