Saturday, October 3, 2009

Miles Davis--Blue In Green (1959)

Perhaps one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written appeared on Miles Davis' 1959 classic genre defining jazz album, "KIND OF BLUE". There's some speculation that Davis didn't write it, that, instead, his long time musical partner Bill Evans had in fact composed it for him. In the end, it doesn't really matter. It's the power of the phrasing that matters. This calming modal work uses a combination of the dorian, mixolydian, and lydian modes to sweep through your soul like a soft brush of angst and loss. It is memory and past, tasting of unshed tears, that fades away like a dream.

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