The blue moment : Miles Davis's Kind of blue and the remaking of modern music /

Discusses how jazz legend Miles Davis's seminal album "Kind of Blue" has changed both music and culture since its release in 1959, and explains how it influenced diverse artists such as Steve Reich and the Velvet Underground.

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Main Author: Williams, Richard, 1947-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : W. W. Norton, 2010.
Edition:1st American ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Into the Blue: Welcome to the modern world
  • 3. The Sound of Blue: Blue valentines. Blue kisses. Blue velvet. Way to blue
  • 4. Blue Moods: Conversations behind a Chinese laundry
  • 5. Blue Dawn: From the Third Stream to the nouvelle vague
  • 6. Six Colours (Blue): Adventures in modality: from Milestones to Porgy and Bess
  • 7. Interlude: Outside in Blue: Camus, Moravia, Mastroianni and the man with the Strand cigarette
  • 8. The Blue Moment: An Armenian Orthodox church with a three-second reverb
  • 9. Blue Waves: John Coltrane and Bill Evans: quartet and trio
  • 10. Blue Horizon: Enter minimalism: La Monte Young and Terry Riley
  • 11. Dark Blue: The Velvet Underground: how art came to the discothĂ©que
  • 12. So Blue: What James Brown told Pee Wee Ellis
  • 13. Blue Bells: Soft machines and curved air
  • 14. Code Blue: The art school hop: Brian Eno and the bush of ghosts
  • 15. Blue on Blue: Northern latitudes and the most beautiful sound next to silence
  • 16. Coda: Permanent Blue: Inside the Dream House
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

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