Kind Of Blue

The Making Of The Miles Davis Masterpiece

Ashley Kahn

Published: 4 October 2018
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 304 pages
ISBN: 9781783784738

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Published: 24 October 2002
Paperback, Other
224 pages
ISBN: 9781862075412


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Published: 15 March 2001
Hardback, Demy HB
165x220mm, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781862074248

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In the early spring of 1959, six musicians went into the 30th Street Studio in New York. Nine hours later, they had recorded one of the finest albums of the twentieth century.

Kind of Blue traces Miles Davis's development into an artist capable of making such a masterpiece, and explores the careers and struggles of the musicians who shaped him and played alongside him. Using interviews and pictures, studio dialogue and outtakes, the great jazz historian Ashley Kahn follows Miles and his group into the studio, to show precisely how the greatest jazz record of all time was made, how it was introduced to the world, and how it changed music forever.

About the author

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Ashley Kahn is the author Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece and A Love Supreme: The Creation of John Coltrane's Classic Album, both published by Granta Books. He is a contributor to Rolling Stone, the New York Times and Mojo. He lives in New Jersey. More about the author

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