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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Birth of 'Kind of Blue'


One night in 1958, [George] Russell sat down with [Miles] Davis at a piano and laid out his theory's possibilities—how to link chords, scales, and melodies in almost unlimited combinations. Miles realized this was a way out of bebop's cul-de-sac. "Man," he told Russell, "if Bird was alive, this would kill him."

Read all about it at http://www.slate.com/id/2225336?obref=obinsite

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