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

Author: Richard Williams
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Its atmosphere - slow, dark, meditative, luminous - became all-pervasive for a generation, and has remained the epitome of melancholy coolness ever since.Richard Williams has written a history of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Miles Davis; Miles Davis; Miles Davis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Williams
ISBN: 9780571245079 0571245072
OCLC Number: 559805258
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
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.
Responsibility: Richard Williams.

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