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* 1959 – Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, the much acclaimed and highly influential best selling jazz recording of all time, is released.
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On October 7, 2008, his 1959 album Kind of Blue received its fourth platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ), for shipments of at least four million copies in the United States.
In March and April 1959, Davis re-entered the studio with his working sextet to record what is widely considered his magnum opus, Kind of Blue.
Originating in the late 1950s and 1960s, modal jazz is epitomized by Miles Davis's " Milestones " ( 1958 ), Kind of Blue ( 1959 ), and John Coltrane's classic quartet from 1960 – 64.
In 1959, then immersed in modal jazz, he recorded Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.
Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single " Mercy Mercy Mercy ", a crossover hit on the pop charts, and for his work with trumpeter Miles Davis, including on the epochal album Kind of Blue ( 1959 ).
Magnani worked with Tennessee Williams again in his 1959 film, The Fugitive Kind ( originally titled, Orpheus Descending ) directed by Sidney Lumet, where she played Lady Torrance and starred with Marlon Brando.
Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released August 17, 1959, on Columbia Records in the United States.
The cool influence stretches into such later developments as bossa nova, modal jazz ( especially in the form of Davis's Kind of Blue ( 1959 )), and even free jazz ( in the form of Jimmy Giuffre's 1961-1962 trio ).
During the 1950s, Moore worked steadily in films like The Great Rupert ( 1950 ), Two of a Kind ( 1951 ), Man on a Tightrope ( 1953 ), Daddy Long Legs ( 1955 ), Between Heaven and Hell ( 1956 ), Bernardine ( 1957 ), A Private's Affair ( 1959 ), and Why Must I Die?
He appears on Davis ' seminal 1959 album Kind of Blue, replacing Bill Evans on the track " Freddie Freeloader ".
After serving in the military, Kelly worked with Washington ( 1955 – 1957 ), Charles Mingus ( 1956 – 1957 ), and the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band ( 1957 ), but he would be most famous for his stint with Miles Davis ( 1959 – 1963 ), recording such albums with him as Kind of Blue, At the Blackhawk, and Someday My Prince Will Come.
Although Davis had garnered acclaim for Kind of Blue, the entrance of Ornette Coleman and free jazz via his fall 1959 residency at the Five Spot Café and his albums for Atlantic Records had created controversy, and turned attention away from Davis.
Martin Williams, writing for the Saturday Review, called it " an exceptional recital, Davis's best album in some time, and clear evidence of his continuing dedication as an improvising musician ", while stating that it is " directly in the tradition of the ' experimental ' Davis recordings, the tradition established by Kind of Blue in 1959 — an album whose implications jazz musicians are still exploring — and continued by ESP of 1965 — an album which seemed to me much less successful ".
His acclaimed 1959 album Kind of Blue is generally stated to be the best-selling jazz album of all time, although the data is not conclusive.