Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ is a studio album recorded on March 2 and April 22, 1959 with on some tracks John Coltrane & Bill Evans and released on August 17, 1959 by Columbia
Track listing 1.So What (Miles Davis) – 9:22 . 2.Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis) – 9:46 . 3.Blue in Green (Miles Davis and Bill Evans) – 5:37 . 4.All Blues (Miles Davis) – 11:33 . 5.Flamenco Sketches (Miles Davis and Bill Evans) – 9:26 . 6.Flamenco Sketches (Alternate take) (Miles Davis and Bill Evans) – 9:32 .
Musicians : Miles Davis – trumpet, band leader . Julian “”Cannonball”” Adderley – alto saxophone, except on (3) . Paul Chambers – double bass . Jimmy Cobb – drums . John Coltrane – tenor saxophone . Bill Evans – piano, except on (2) . Wynton Kelly – piano on (2) .
Production Produced by Teo Macero . Fred Plaut – recording engineering . Irving Townsend – production .
Packaging : Don Hunstein – photography . Jay Maisel – cover photo . Nat Hentoff – liner notes . Bill Evans – liner notes .
Recorded March 2 and April 22, 1959 at 30th Street Studio, New York City, New York (USA) .
Released on August 17, 1959, by Columbia Records.
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