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We’ve got chills! We hope you enjoyed that as much as we did. Thanks for joining us for this special broadcast of Kind of Blue to celebrate its 60th anniversary. It’s on catchup to listen to again right now. @ChrisPhilips is up next with some awesome new jazz heat #Blueprint

Final words go to the man himself: “Kind of Blue (was) done in that era, the right hour, the right day. It’s over; it’s on the record” Thank you Miles for such a life enhancing musical moment. #KindofBlue60

With Flamenco Sketches, the piece is a 6/8 12-measure blues form that produces its mood through only a few modal changes and Miles’ free melodic conception #KindofBlue60

On air is Flamenco Sketches, the final track on Kind of Blue. This piece takes a different approach. The mood is especially quiet, with the final sad notes hitting a broken place in our hearts #KindofBlue60

“Coltrane had a melancholy thing, to me” - @Dave_Liebman. We agree. That sadness was all part of the beauty and complexity of the track and ties in beautifully with the ending piece, Flamenco Sketches... up next on Jazz FM #KindofBlue60

“You know that little fluttering figure I play at the beginning (of All Blues) is just something I threw in” Bill Evans, pianist and the master of casual improvisation #KindOfBlue60

Find yourself randomly singing along to All Blues? That’s because lyrics were later added to this piece by Oscar Brown Jr #KindofBlue60

All Blues is a series of five scales, each to be played as long as soloist wishes until he has completed the series #KindofBlue60

Miles has been nominated for 32 Grammy awards. Of those, he won eight, one of which was awarded to him posthumously in 1993. Tune in to soak up more jazz, blues and Miles Davis from his legendary album #KindOfBlue60

We happen to agree… ”Miles Davis was a master. In every phase of his career, he understood that this music was a tribute to the African muse.” Cassandra Wilson @reallycassandra #KindofBlue60

Blue in Green: Who wrote it? Miles Davis says he did. Bill Evans says he did. Miles won the argument. Evans later told the tale of when he proposed the notion of entitlement to royalties to Miles... as a response, Davis wrote him a check for $25 #KindofBlue60

“Blue in Green is just the most romantic, ethereal, dreamy experience” Meshell Ndegeocello @OfficialMeshell #KindofBlue60

Blue in Green: The sleeve note says “the piece is a 10-measure circular form following a 4-measure introduction and played by soloists in various augmentation and diminution of time values #KindofBlue60

Kind of Blue is thought to be responsible for the conversion of more Jazz sceptics than any other! It is praised as the route into Jazz for any novices and for good reason. Coming up, the last track from Side A #KindofBlue60

The character of Freddie Freeloader was supposedly inspired by a real life character - named Freddie - who wouldn’t pay to see the musicians perform… also known as freeloading #KindofBlue60

Freddie Freeloader: The sleeve note says “ the piece is a 12-measure blues form given new personality by effective melodic and rhythmic simplicity.” Freddie Freeloader is famed for its simple yet effective melody #KindofBlue60

So What’s chord structure was later used by John Coltrane for his standard "Impressions." John took the modal template and ran with it to huge critical acclaim. #KindofBlue60

So What is instantly recognisable. With its catchy and almost nursery-rhyme melody echoing through, there is more here than meets the eye! #KindofBlue60

So What: The sleeve note says “the track is a simple figure based on 16 measures of one scale, 8 of another and 8 more of the first, following a piano and bass introduction in a free rhythmic style" #KindofBlue60

Jimmy Cobb thought he ruined the recording of So What: “I hit a downbeat on the crash and I thought I hit it too hard… I thought it was something I’d have to re-do until I heard it” #CRASH! #KindofBlue60

“It’s a cornerstone record, not only for jazz, it’s a cornerstone record for music!” Herbie Hancock on #KindofBlue60 @herbiehancock

Pictured are the two musicians working together as part of The Second Great Quintet

Kind of Blue was recorded in two sessions at Columbia Records' 30th Street Studio in New York City. The first side was recorded at a session in March 1959, while the other side was recorded a month later in April #KindofBlue60

Put your phone on silent, put the kids to bed, get yourself a warm/comforting/strong drink and tune in at 9pm. Up next, Jazz FM presents ‘Kind of Blue at 60.’ Featuring the LP in full from Miles Davis’ 1959 album, with audio from Miles himself and special guests #KindofBlue60

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