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The blue moment : Miles Davis's Kind of blue and the remaking of modern music

Author: Richard Williams
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how jazz legend Miles Davis's seminal album "Kind of Blue" has changed both music and culture since its release in 1959, and explains how it influenced diverse artists such as Steve Reich and the Velvet Underground.
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Named Person: Miles Davis; Miles Davis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Williams
ISBN: 9780393076639 0393076636
OCLC Number: 449865660
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Faber and Faber Ltd."
Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Into the blue : welcome to the modern world --
The sound of blue : blue valentines, blue kisses, blue velvet, way to blue --
Blue moods : conversations behind a Chinese laundry --
Blue dawn : from the Third Stream to the nouvelle vague --
Six colours (blue) : adventures in modality: from Milestones to Porgy and Bess --
Interlude: outside in blue : Camus, Moravia, Mastroianni and the man with the Strand cigarette --
The blue moment : an Armenian Orthodox church with a three-second reverb --
Blue waves : John Coltrane and Bill Evans: quartet and trio --
Blue horizon : Enter minimalism: La Monte Young and Terry Riley --
Dark blue : the Velvet Underground: how art came to the discotheque --
So blue : what James Brown told Pee Wee Ellis --
Blue bells : soft machines and curved air --
Code blue : The art school of hop: Brian Eno and the bush of ghosts --
Blue on blue : northern latitudes and the most beautiful sound next to silence --
Coda: permanent blue : inside the Dream House.
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