Davis, Miles

High Note, 2009CD
Instrument: TRUMPET

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Kind of Blue is one of the best selling albums if all time and hence fitting for High Note’s Composer Collection series. Eight different artists play songs from the original album with “All Blues” done three ways and “So What” played twice. It is tough to go wrong with this material but some covers are better than others. Houston Person (sax) and Quartet Indigo (strings) do a fine job with “So What”. We liked “Blue In Green” with Russell Gunn (t), and the unique arrangements of “All Blues” by Mark Murphy (vocals) and Jimmy Ponder (g). This is among the best recreations of Miles’ work recently.


Publicist: Jazz Depot