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NPR 100 Fact Sheet

Title: King of Blue

Artist: Miles Davis

Reporter: Tom Moon

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Length: 9:00

Interviewees: None

Recordings Used: Kind of Blue, So What

American jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis sits with his horn during a studio recording session, October 1959. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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American jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis sits with his horn during a studio recording session, October 1959.

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Critics and jazz fans alike consider Miles Davis' Kind of Blue an improvisational tour de force.

Davis cultivated an atmosphere of creative instability by rolling tape on his ensemble's first takes and refusing to rehearse. They turned out a collection of tunes that changed jazz history with an uncompromising sense of grace and invention.

Critic Tom Moon offers his appreciation.

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