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Aug 22, 2009 12:11 am

"Kind of Blue"

On 17 August 1959, Columbia Records released Miles Davis's"Kind of Blue". It featured his ensemble sextet, including pianists Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian"Cannonball" Adderley."Kind of Blue" became the best-selling jazz album of all time; many critics regard it as the finest jazz album ever produced.

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Jonathan Jarrett - 8/24/2009

I don't take the MC5 that seriously, but they covered Sun Ra and he was, in some sense, experimental jazz as was Davis, I could imagine no more likely meeting point between our two posts.

Did Sun Ra take Sun Ra seriously, even? I'd have said not.

Ralph E. Luker - 8/23/2009

You take Sun Ra seriously? I don't think he has much continuing public audience or influence among musicians.

Jonathan Jarrett - 8/22/2009

Next poster needs to post a Sun Ra video to broker a compromise :-)