Renowned as the jazz album that even non-jazz fans will own, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue is not only the best selling jazz album of all time but one of the greatest musical statements of the 20th century.
60 years on, its 46 minutes of laid-back elegance and spacious improvisation remain the height of hip. From the landmark opening bass vamp ‘So What’ to the quiet lyricism of ‘Flamenco Sketches’, the album’s five songs cover the range of human emotion.
On the 60th anniversary of its recording, local musical mastermind Ross James Irwin pays tribute to the seminal album, recasting it for the 21st century. Bringing together an 11-piece jazz orchestra consisting of the best hard bop, old school funk, classical and neo-soul players in the country, this will be a version of Kind of Blue the likes of which has never been heard before.