American Masters

How Miles Davis Recorded "Kind of Blue"

Clip: Season 34 Episode 1 | 2m 27s

Miles Davis didn't provide sheet music for his musicians during the recording of his iconic album "Kind of Blue." He said that "I didn't write out the music for 'Kind of Blue.' But brought in sketches 'cause I wanted a lot of spontaneity in the playing." American Masters Presents Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool February 25 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.

Aired: 02/25/20

Rating: NR

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