Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

 (Mono Version)

Mono album, 180-gram audiophile vinyl

The best-selling album of all time; a cornerstone of recorded music!

The top-selling jazz album of all time, the modality of Kind of Blue found its way into classical, rock, and pop becoming one of the most influential cultural touchstones of the last half of the 20th century and one of the most transcendent pieces of music ever recorded. Davis played trumpet sublime with his ensemble sextet featuring pianist Bill Evans, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley with Wyton Kelly playing piano on "Freddy the Freeloader."

Side A
1. So What
2. Freddie Freeloader
3. Blue in Green

Side B
1. Flamenco Sketches
2. All Blues

Customer Reviews (4.75 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 02/22/2023
4 Stars
Reviewer: DCBRN
Like so many others, I listen to this recording over many years and formats. For pure listening pleasure you cannot do better than this pressing, considering its quality price and availability. In my opinion , this pressing is superior to MoFi 45rpm issue ( which I own). It is quieter and possesses superior sound qualities. A bargain. Plays well with stereo cartridges, even though it is mono.

For even better sound, UHQR.


posted on 04/01/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Dr John Daniels
Which is the best recorded version of Kind of Blue, well apart from the master tapes? I won't answer the question. I shall say that I have several vinyl iterations including the side 33 rpm, side 4, 45 rpm, several SACD pressings including a Japanese issue from several years ago, several CD recordings including the gold master sound Sony.

I have always had a suspicion that apart from the pitch issue that affected earlier recordings, the stereo mix was problematic. That is, the music was a little buried behind a technical imperfection.

The mono version is superb in every way and to my mind is a must buy even for those collectors with a shelf full of Kind of Blues. The recording is an outstanding technical achievement ( reconstructed from a stereo source) that delivers the music in all its glory. It works well with a stereo cart, indeed, I used a Benz LPS on a Continuum Cobra for the audition.

Purchase it even in the light of the forthcoming 45rpm release.

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