Blue in Green

Jazz is a genre of music that must be acquired. It is hard to believe there are people that just don’t like jazz music, but I will say they just aren’t opened minded. Listening to jazz puts calmness in my spirit like no other type of music can do. As I play Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis I absolutely love the mood that automatically sets my day in, especially with work later on.  Miles Davis first released this album in 1959, which makes matters a little more interesting because I just realized jazz does not seem to have a time period. Listening to him now, what is the difference between jazz during the 20th century and currently the 21st century?

                I am always drawn to “Blue in Green” on Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis. It definitely is more than a coincidence somewhere because every time I write I play the album and whenever I check to see what song is on now it is always that song! No complaint since the song is so moving, the way the instrumentals tell a story from the beginning to the end. The best part is having no lyrics which give me my personal story, me filling in the blanks. Clever I feel why jazz is liked by so many different cultures around the world, its use of none words (sometimes) gives an open opportunity for everyone to experience.

                I just love everything sensual, and “Blue in Green” does just that. Coming in with a slow, dream like feel, Miles Davis opens up so sensually with his most famous trumpet it is my favorite song off Kind Of Blue. It literally gives me chills hearing maybe a light pat of the drums appear as rain. I just feel me about 30, in a dark lounge alone while it is pouring outside. The night turns into a one nightstand (don’t judge me) with whom I believe is an angel. In reality the song is a memory of this magical night of how it all began because I never seen the angel again. It’s a weird and tasteful piece, different from all the rest on the album. It is the shortest song, the slowest but it spoke the most listening without a single word. Safe to rate it a sensual 5 and do a slow dance around that.


Author: Tiy Hampton

20 something year old New Yorker, that will make a difference. Open minded, talkative, only child. Shopping, traveling and food are my favorite. God first. I do radio, I model, I write, I report on events and conduct interviews. I believe you must do what you love in order to truly live. #ForTheLove

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