Miles Davis‘ 1959 album Kind Of Blue is the ultimate chill-out record. Every once in a while, I’ll have a sudden urge to listen to this, and when you’re in the right mood for it, you’ll swear it’s the best record ever made. All-star lineup of Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly on piano, Jimmy Cobb on drums, Paul Chambers on bass and John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly on sax. I framed my original copy on vinyl, and it’s one of my more treasured music-related possessions.
“He wanted to capture the sound of discovery in the music” – Herbie Hancock
“The first complete performance of each thing is what you’re hearing” – Bill Evans
I’ve got all my vinyls stored in a built-in bench seat, aka the vinyl vault. I figured I’d pull one out every-so-often and talk about it. First up is one that’s not actually in the vault since it’s up on my wall, but since I just posted that Neil Young video:
This record (this actual, physical record) might be one of the most nostalgic records for me. My father was/is a Neil Young fanatic and this was constantly spinning. I can picture it’s sleeve always laying around. It’s pretty evident, per the layers of masking tape holding it together. As somewhat of a dedication to my childhood, my parents, and Neil Young, it’s been hung up over our mantle. It’s probably because of this record, which as the title implies, spans 10 years of his work (from ‘66 to ‘76), that he is till this day, one of my favorite artists. Check the video below for an amazing performance of Old Man.