The magic of Miles
I don't like to play the favorites game because it is so hard to choose a favorite musician of a genre. I am going to make an exception for Miles Davis. He is my favorite jazz artist, trumpet player, musician, hell, he is my favorite person to touch an instrument, let alone spit the notes that stream out of his consciousness through his trumpet. For all I know they are not his notes & he is channeling an extra terrestrial communication through his instrument. He can't be human. He is not...he is super-human. If you dont know what I am talking about, go get "Kind of Blue" sit down, put it on, turn it up & you won't hear me say this often but wine is optional (though recommended) . You dont need it. Miles & crew are wine for the ears. Intoxicating. Soul stirring. Unbelievable. "Kind of Blue" is a first take masterpiece. What that means is most of (if not all, I will have to do more research) the album was recorded on the first take...no second tries. No do-overs. Improvisational chemistry. The stellar line-up includes John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. These guys have to be musically telepathic or wizards or BOTH. If this album is not in your collection, it should be.