BOOKS: Still Kinda Blue


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BALTIMORE CITY PAPER: “Lovers give each other Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, even though its mood offers no consolation, let alone ecstasy,” veteran British sportswriter and music critic Richard Williams writes near the top of The Blue Moment: Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music (Norton), his thoughtful look at what went into, and came out of, Davis’s 1959 album. “But those who give it want to share its richness of spirit, its awareness of the infinite, and its extraordinary quality of constantly revealing more to those who know it best. Sometimes perhaps they are saying, if you like this, too, then we have the basis for something.” MORE

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