Kind of Blue

This was the first Jazz CD I ever owned.  I currently have over 200 Jazz CDs and Kind of Blue is still #1 on my list.

What are your favs?


in my opinion any labels put on jazz hide  the problem but will not decrease it  😁:

The vocalists: Carmen Mccrae: Carmen Sings Monk

Carmen Mccrae /Betty Carter: Live

Kevin Mahogany: Another Time Another Place

Toney Bennett /Bill Evans: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans


@rdschicago "I find the jazz recordings of the late ‘50’s and ‘60’s sound SO much better than the rock albums in later years, eg, Led Zeppelin, the Stones, etc. Wonder why that is? Better recording engineers in the jazz genre? "

A lot of popular music was mixed to sound good on car stereos with stock audio.  It all about the audience.

The 4-channel version of "Bitches Brew" is astounding.  Multichannel sound is the perfect medium for a studio recording that is so dense with musical ideas. 

I'd lived with (and loved) the stereo Columbia release all my life but the surround version (avaialable only as import only at this point, I believe) gave me one of those goosebumpy, uber-thrilling musical experiences that keep us in this hobby.