While I'm updating my website with more scheduled events, while I'm reading comics to review, while I'm editing videos with lost sound that is frustrating the ever living HELL out of me, while I'm listening to the sounds of 140 pounds of dog play, bark and annoy, and while I write this blog post.. I'm listening to Kind of Blue by Miles Davis.
Kind of Blue is one of the first jazz albums I really remember being introduced to and liking. (Thanks to Mr. Barge my high school band and jazz band director. YES. I was in marching band, jazz band, and orchestra!) I remember walking into the band hall after school to get ready for practice and my band director had this record playing over the hall speakers. I was hooked and felt a sort of internal snapping while thinking to myself that this music had a sort of raspy, calming, dark yet luminous mod to it that i was instantly attracted to. As a 14 year old music snob by way of punk rock, I hadn't let myself like things outside a genre I boxed myself into. This album was a good kick in the ass for me to remember why I loved music the way I did. I love music and how it moves me, regardless of what genre label in the music store I could find it.
- Miles Davis – trumpet
- Julian "Cannonball" Adderley – alto saxophone, except on "Blue in Green"
- John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
- Bill Evans – piano (except "Freddie Freeloader")
- Wynton Kelly – piano on "Freddie Freeloader"
- Paul Chambers – double bass
- Jimmy Cobb – drums
Images by Don Hunstein/Sony BMG Music Entertainment