Miles Davis – Kind of Blue – 1959: Master of Bebop & Fusion

by The Daily Walk with Love Miles Davis Kind of Blue, from 1959, is quite possibly the single best recording of bebop jazz trumpet in existence with personnel who are a pantheon of jazz greats. When I first heard Kind of Blue in the early 90s, it was a kind of religious experience for me. Rolling Stone, for its part, named this album among its Read More …

Miles Davis – In a Silent Way – 1969

by The Daily Walk with Love — Kind of Blue had stunned and captured the jazz world in 1959, then Bitches Brew invented the whole new genre of avante-garde jazz fusion in 1968, and so Miles Davis hybridized them the next year, 1969, with the quiet album “In a Silent Way,” again playing with a great assembly of jazz legends. In terms of a dialectic, Read More …