Miles Davis: “Kind of Blue”

A live performance of the album’s opening track, “So What” — the tune that is to classic jazz what “Stairway to Heaven” is to classic rock

On this date in 1959 Miles Davis released “Kind of Blue,” the best-selling jazz album of all time.  Fifty-one years later and it still charts!  And why shouldn’t it?  Here’s the lineup: Miles Davis on trumpet, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley on saxophones, Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums.

Oh, and each track is perfect.

After the jump, a 50th anniversary commemoration of the release of the album.

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