WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Sun March 1, 2009

<em>Kind of Blue </em>50th Anniversary Documentary on WRTI


Tune in or listen online on Sunday, March 22nd at 7 pm for a one-hour special program exploring the creation and impact of Miles Davis' landmark album Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.

Watch and Listen: Click Here for Highlights from Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Documentary

Over the course of two days in the spring of 1959, after a string of critically acclaimed and succesful albums, Miles Davis recorded what would become Kind of Blue. Nothing would ever be the same - for jazz or for Miles Davis.

There's no way to explain why a record captures the imagination and attention of the world. Miles Davis constantly recorded music, and almost all of it added to his popularity and critical acclaim. But over the years, Kind of Blue found a larger and larger audience. Soon enough, it became the best-selling jazz album of all time.

Host Josh Jackson interviews musicians Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Cobb, Jackie McLean, David Amram, and others who share their stories of the creation of Kind of Blue, as well as their ideas about why this classic jazz staple has had such a lasting impact on listeners everywhere.

More Information:
NPR's Jazz Profile of Kind of Blue, with commentary and audio links