Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - How Miles Davis Recorded His Iconic Album “Kind of Blue”

Miles Davis didn’t provide sheet music for his musicians during the recording of his iconic album “Kind of Blue.” He said that “I didn’t write out the music for ‘Kind of Blue.’ But brought in sketches ’cause I wanted a lot of spontaneity in the playing.”

Video thumbnail photo: Recording “Kind Of Blue” with John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, April 1959, Don Hunstein/Sony Music Archives
Photo on left: Credit: Don Hunstein/Sony Music Archives