American jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis sits with his horn during a studio recording session, October 1959.
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January 24, 2000 Reviewer Tom Moon gives a listen to the classic 1959 jazz recording Kind of Blue. The album is considered a tour de force of improvisation in which Miles Davis confronts a radical notion in the recording process — and does so with grace and poise.
August 19, 1999 Moby has created his hip-hop CD Play using samples of old gospel and folk blues recordings. Reviewer Tom Moon says that the old recordings humanize the clinical, cold sound of electronic music.
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