I guess this would be my second impression of the album Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. My thoughts are rather the same, in a sense. I do feel drawn to his none lyrical style and enjoy the relaxation jazz sets for a usually busy atmosphere. My life especially is always moving, changes, and no time to enjoy life for what it is sometimes. Listening to jazz always puts me at ease because it is nothing but music at its naturalist change coming off beautifully.
It would be interesting to ask Miles Davis why he felt the need to make his songs so long. I had never listened to a jazz album in its entirety before Kind of Blue. Each one of his songs were seriously 10 minutes, what’s interesting is that I wouldn’t have noticed if I never peeped the track list. It is amazing that as old as this album is for its only six songs debuting in 1959 is $9.99 on iTunes. The price value (although this is off topic) really speaks to me now. A lot of current artist release their music for about the same price, the difference is their “music” is supposed to be fresh while Mr. Davis is over 40 years old. I haven’t figured out if I like this or not, but I did find the comparison interesting on so many levels.
The first time I listened to Kind Of Blue was about 1am, playing from my Ipad in the bed. I played it all night and even woke to it the next morning. My plan was to let it inspire me to write the next day. It also bought back memories from my childhood. Getting put to sleep by my mom, she would rub my back; read me an African folklore tale usually about Anansi the spider. After I was almost completely sleep she would then turn on the radio to wbls which played smooth jazz and out I would be. It is apparent jazz has definitely always been in my life, but now as a young adult its value is worth way more. After listening again, my rating is still a strong high five.