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Miles Davis and Modal Jazz

Miles Davis and Modal Jazz

In this video I present something of the history of the seminal album “Kind of Blue” and its significance in my life, as a prelude to looking at the opening track “So What” in the next Step 3.6.

You can find references to “Kind Of Blue” on the internet, but in the video I display on the white board the lesser-known album which includes the only other tracks recorded by the same personnel.

You can follow up some of the issues discussed in the video by consulting biographies of Miles Davis and Bill Evans and books of the making of “Kind of Blue”. There are a large number available – just type in “Miles Davis Biographies” into Google to see what I mean. I recommend Miles’s autobiography, Ian Carr’s biography of Miles, Peter Pettinger’s biography of Bill Evans and the two books by Ashley Kahn and Eric Nisenson on the making of “Kind of Blue” (see pdf file below).

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