Jazz
2:51 pm
Wed April 8, 2009

Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue

Special to examine legendary jazz album

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, KIOS will broadcast a one-hour documentary

on the 50th anniversary of the making of Miles Davis' legendary recording Kind Of Blue issued by Columbia Records in 1959.

The special, Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue, will air Thursday April 9th at 8:00PM on KIOS.

On two days in the spring of 1959, after a string of critically acclaimed and successful albums, Miles Davis recorded what would become Kind Of Blue. Nothing would ever be the same-for jazz or Miles Davis. The record made history. It has been cited by many jazz historians and critics as the most important jazz recording ever made. Its use of modes as the musical structure has been argued as the starting point for modern jazz.

There's no real way to tell why a record captures the imagination and attention of the world. Miles Davis constantly recorded music, and almost all of it added to his popularity and critical acclaim. But over the years, Kind Of Blue found a larger and larger audience. Generations of jazz fans have owned the recording in their collections, and for very good reason: It is the most perfectly realized jazz recording of all time.

Through interviews with musicians Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Cobb, Jackie McLean, David Amram and others you will hear the story of the making of Kind Of Blue, as well as the lasting impact of this classic jazz staple, an essential recording for any jazz collection.

The program is hosted by Josh Jackson and produced by Joyride Media.

Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue, will air Thursday April 9th at 8:00PM on KIOS.