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Anyone else absolutely amazed by this Miles Davis album? I have been listening to it a ton lately. I think it is prolly my favorite album ever.

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It's one of my favourites. With the possible exception of A Love Supreme it's the best jazz album I've heard.

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What are some of the best tracks on there?

I'll give them a listen.

 
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What are some of the best tracks on there?

I'll give them a listen.
That's what makes the album so great; they're all good.

I've been in love with this album since the first time I heard it. It all flows together so well and you can just put it on and not have to worry about skipping tracks. KoB is probably one of the best albums of all time, of any genre.

Side note: Sketches of Spain is also brilliant

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I don't want to sound like a snob here, but really it's best listened to in a complete sitting. IMO the 5th (and last) track Flamenco Sketches is the best. BTW if you do but it I'd suggest the 1997 re-issue. It's probably the best quality (first re-master on an original machine similar to those it was recorded on.) Plus it has a great alternative take on Flamenco Sketches and some nice liner notes from Robert Palmer plus the original liner notes from Bill Evans (the pianist), and some nice session pictures

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Anyone else absolutely amazed by this Miles Davis album? I have been listening to it a ton lately. I think it is prolly my favorite album ever.
I have loved this album for a very very long time. When I wasa teenager I had never really listened to Jazz. I was wandering through the classical section and someone had left it there by accident. I took a chance and spent the $10 on it.

I've been a huge Jazz and Miles Davis fan ever scince.

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What are some of the best tracks on there?

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Theres only 5 or so tracks on it, so you might as well download the whole thing - though I'd recomend just coughing up for the album, it flows a lot better and you're guarenteed decent quality

 
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I'd say download the whole thing. It is pretty tough to beat any album featuring Miles, Coltrane, and Cannonball.

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I also love this album. It was my first Miles Davis purchase. I'm not a big jazz aficionado, but I think it transcends "genres" (wow, sounds like Frasier) - it just great music.

Problem with Kind of Blue is that after listening to it, you want to get all the other albums by Miles Davis.

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*****'s Brew was great as well. Any work he did with Chick Corea or John Mcglaughlin is amazing.

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Wow! A jazz thread!

The album is not made to be listened to in individual tracks. As my brother says, get yo' finga away from da 'shuffle.' Just put it on and listen.

Here are a couple of links:

http://www.pbs.org/jazz/beat/spotlight_blue.htm

http://www.npr.org/programs/jazzprof...miles_kob.html

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