Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Tuesday Night Music: Miles Davis




And tell me we didn't lose something when we lost covers like this?

10 comments:

Deb said...

Love it, love it, love it.

le0pard13 said...

So right about this one, patti. Great LP cover for a great record.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Always a pleasure, never a chore.

Richard R. said...

A fine, fine album, if not up to his KIND OF BLUE. The trade-offs from vinyl 33.3 to CD are there, but I prefer the clean sound and lasting quality of the CD.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I chose it for the cover and the Spanish theme mostly. I must admit, I am not as sharp on the more progressive jazz artists as I wish. Sometimes it's too cacophonous for me. My son played KIND OF BLUE all the way to Cleveland and back once. I can still hear it.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Oh, Miles Davis is absolutely positively one of my favourites! I love his stuff. And yes, that cover art is wonderful.

Ron Scheer said...

KIND OF BLUE simply doesn't age or fade. As time passes I also miss the feeling he could give to a ballad with that horn. So much popular music since then (smooth jazz being at the top of the list) is shallow and emotionally empty by comparison.

Erik Donald France said...

Yes, yes, yes~~! cheers to that ~~!

Todd Mason said...

This is a Gil Evans Orchestra record, with Davis as featured soloist--I like PORGY AND BESS better, in this series of records, but MILES AHEAD isn't too shabby either (and, of course, their first recording together was collected in BIRTH OF THE COOL).

And there still are handsome covers being produced for albums.

Have any of you listened to George Russell's JAZZ WORKSHOP album, the working model for KIND OF BLUE, which is based around the kind of modal improvising that Russell created and taught to Bill Evans (part of the WORKSHOP band), who then taught it to the Davis quintet? I like it a bit better, not least for its more interesting instrumentation.

"Progressive" jazz is usually used to mean the kind of thing Stan Kenton did. This, for good or ill, is what is tagged Third Stream, my own favorite kind of music, the meshing of jazz with "classical"/court and ceremonial traditions.

Todd Mason said...

Uncovered: Album Art in the Digital Age

http://jazztimes.com/articles/25273-uncovered-album-art-in-the-digital-age