Miles Davis: Blue in Green


Blue in Green


Miles Davis (trumpet)


Kind of Blue (Columbia/Legacy CK 64935)

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Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Bill Evans (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums).

Composed by Miles Davis


Recorded: New York, April 22, 1959


Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

(Editor's note: Bill Evans was the ideal addition to the Davis group for the modal concentration of Kind of Blue. Having personally studied with George Russell and therefore familiar with his Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, he and Miles collaborated on some of the most celebrated jazz ever recorded. E.N.)

This album is on everyone’s desert island list. I spoke with Jimmy Cobb recently, and he said that the thing that most struck him about Kind of Blue as of late is that he’s “the only one left.” "Blue in Green" set a new standard for poetry and patience in music.

Reviewer: Peter Erskine (for Desert Island Dozens)


  • 1 Troy Large // Apr 01, 2009 at 06:06 PM
    I recently bought and studied the book by Russell, 'the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization' and am very impressed by it's theoretical contribution - yet I see very little in the way of people pointing to it, regardless of the fact that one of the best selling Jazz albums was so coloured by it. I just read the book "the History of Jazz" by Gioia and the theory is not even mentioned!! Is there some reason the theory is not celebrated more and given a better treatment?