Kind Of Blue




Instrument Guide




Sidemen Kind Of Blue

John Coltrane (1926 - 1967)

John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.
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Julian "Cannonball "Adderley (1928 - 1975)

Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 August 8, 1975) was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single "Mercy Mercy Mercy", a crossover hit on the pop charts, and for his work with trumpeter Miles Davis, including on the epochal album Kind of Blue (1959).
Some CDs, on which he is heard:


Bill Evans (1929 - 1980)

William John Evans, known as Bill Evans (August 16, 1929 September 15, 1980), was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War II jazz pianist.
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Jimmy Cobb

Wilbur James Cobb (born January 20, 1929, in Washington, D.C.[1]) is an American jazz drummer.

Probably his most famous work is on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue (1959), considered by many to be the quintessential jazz record. Cobb is the last surviving player from the session.
Some CDs, on which he is heard:


Wynton Kelly (1931 - 1971)

Wynton Charles Kelly (December 2, 1931 April 12, 1971) was a Jamaican American jazz pianist and composer. He is known for his lively, blues-based playing and as one of the finest accompanists in jazz. Kelly attracted the most attention as part of trumpeter Miles Davis' band from 1959, including an appearance on the trumpeter's Kind of Blue, often mentioned as the best-selling jazz album ever.[1][2] After leaving Davis in 1963, Kelly played with his own trio, which recorded for several labels and toured the United States and internationally.
Some CDs, on which he is heard: