Wednesday, December 24, 2008

School Supplies: Blue Christmas

-Unfortunately, most kids our age tend to only associate jazz with parents and Kenny G. The winter is as good a time as any to start appreciating the genre, and there is no better record to start with than Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue. The 50th anniversary of the best selling jazz album ever was recently commemorated by the release of a special edition box set, featuring blue vinyl, unreleased tracks, and a DVD.
-Supreme decided to release their own remastered CD edition of Kind of Blue, along with two more Miles classics, Nefertiti and On the Corner. They are relatively cheap ($40 for all three), so you might even have enough Christmas dough left over to buy one of Supreme's commemorative tees.

-It just so happens that the record also inspired an entire clothing brand of the same name. Kind of Blue specializes in shirts featuring Davis and several other jazz legends, such as John Coltrane and Charles Mingus.

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