The Record Collection

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue (50th Anniversary) (2008)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 33552 2

Track list:

Disc 1:
CD1-01 – So What (B)
CD1-02 – Freddie Freeloader (B)
CD1-03 – Blue In Green (B)
CD1-04 – All Blues (C)
CD1-05 – Flamenco Sketches (C)
CD1-06 – Flamenco Sketches (alt tk) (C)
CD1-07 – Freddie Freeloader (Studio Sequence 1) (B)
CD1-08 – Freddie Freeloader (False Start)
CD1-09 – Freddie Freeloader (Studio Sequence 2) (B)
CD1-10 – So What (Studio Sequence 1) (B)
CD1-11 – So What (Studio Sequence 2) (B)
CD1-12 – Blue In Green (Studio Sequence) (B)
CD1-13 – Flamenco Sketches (Studio Sequence 1) (C)
CD1-14 – Flamenco Sketches (Studio Sequence 2) (C)
CD1-15 – All Blues (Studio Sequence) (C)

Disc 2:
CD2-01 – On Green Dolphin Street (A)
CD2-02 – Fran-Dance (A)
CD2-03 – Stella By Starlight (A)
CD2-04 – Love For Sale (A)
CD2-05 – Fran-Dance (alt tk) (A)
CD2-06 – So What 17:28 (D, previously released in unauthorized form)

Disc 3: DVD (PCM Stereo)
DVD-1 – Celebrating A Masterpiece: Kind Of Blue
DVD-1a – Miles Arrives – Beginnings
DVD-1b – The Band
DVD-1c – The Making Of A Masterpiece
DVD-1d – The Compositons
DVD-1e – The Impact
DVD-2 – The Sound Of Miles Davis
DVD-2a – The Sound Of Miles Davis 1
DVD-2b – The Sound Of Miles Davis 2
DVD-2c – The Sound Of Miles Davis 3
DVD-2d – The Sound Of Miles Davis 4
DVD-3 – Photo Gallery

Disc 4: (LP version)
CD4-01 – So What
CD4-02 – Freddie Freeloader
CD4-03 – Blue In Green
CD4-04 – All Blues
CD4-05 – Flamenco Sketches


MD – Miles Davis (trumpet)
CA – Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley (alto saxophone)
JC – John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
WK – Wynton Kelly (piano)
BE – Bill Evans (piano)
PC – Paul Chambers (bass)
JCB – Jimmy Cobb (drums)

Key to recordings:

(A) – Session of Monday, May 26, 1958: MD, CA, JC, BE, PC, JCB.
(B) – Session of Monday, March 2, 1959: MD, CA, JC, WK (on Freddie Freeloader only), BE, PC, JCB.
(C) – Session of Wednesday, April 22, 1959: MD, CA, JC, BE, PC, JCB.
(D) – Concert of Saturday, April 9, 1960: MD, CA, JC, WK, PC, JCB (at the Kurhaus, Den Haag, Holland).

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Original LP issued August 17, 1959, as Columbia 8163

Original recording produced by Irving Townsend
Recording Engineer: Fred Plaut

Cover Photo – Jay Maisel
Photography – Don Hunstein

Re-issue Producer: Michael Cuscuna
Re-mix Engineer: Mark Wilder

Super-Deluxe 12-inch slipcase box set contains:

• Two CDs (original album plus studio sequences, false starts, and alternate takes from 1958-59 sessions, plus 17-minute “So What” live in Holland, 1960)
• DVD: newly-produced documentary featuring superstars of jazz
• 60-page ‘perfect-bound’ 12×12 full-color book, tons of photos
• 180-gram blue vinyl 12-inch LP– first time ever in a Legacy box set !

In-depth liner note essays written by award-winning Miles Davis authorities Francis Davis and Gerald Early;
session transcripts by Ashley Kahn;
detailed 1957-60 quintet/sextet timeline by Bob Belden and Ken Vail.

Box set memorabilia:

3-page hand-written liner notes by Bill Evans;
reproduction of 1959 Columbia promo brochure;
six 8×10 photos;
and 22x 33 foldout poster.