51st Annual Grammy Awards
Best Album Notes
Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition ~ Francis Davis, album notes writer (Miles Davis)
Deluxe 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Talk about a Collector's Edition. This one's got it all. First, a CD of the original album, remastered with bonus tracks. Next, another CD of the first live session performed by the group (May 26, 1958), plus The Den Haag Concert and The Zurich Concert (over 60 minutes of music). Then, a DVD featuring an expanded Making Of Kind Of Blue documentary, as well as the historic television program The Sound Of Miles Davis, filmed in 1959. And finally, a premium, 180-gram BLUE vinyl companion record. Plus, a hardcover book with additional memorabilia.
Originally recorded in 1959, Kind Of Blue is widely regarded as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. It is also the best-selling jazz album of all time. Representing the pinnacle of modal jazz, Miles Davis brought together John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb and assembled one of the greatest bands in history, spontaneously inventing a new musical style and language in the process.
This release comes in conjunction with a major Miles Davis biopic theatrical release scheduled for 2009, starring Academy Award winner Don Cheadle as Miles Davis.