platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It has been regardedby many critics as the greatest jazz album of all time and Davis's masterpiece.The album's influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical music, has led music writersto acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums ever made. In 2002, it was one of fiftyrecordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National RecordingRegistry. In 2003, the album was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500greatest albums of all time.
Kind of Blue has been cited by writers and music critics as the greatest jazz album of all timeand has been ranked at or near the top of numerous "best album" lists in disparate genres. In2002, Kind of Blue was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to beadded to the National Recording Registry. In selecting the album as number 12 on its list of the500 greatest albums of all time, Rolling Stone magazine stated "This painterly masterpiece isone of the most important, influential and popular albums in jazz". On December 16, 2009, theUnited States House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Kind of Blue and "reaffirming jazz as a national treasure". It is included in the book 1001 AlbumsYou Must Hear Before You Die, described by reviewer Seth Jacobson as "a genre-definingmoment in twentieth-century music, period."
All songs written and composed by Miles Davis except where noted (see content section formore information). Only six complete takes of the five songs on the album exist:.No. Title Length1. "So What" 9:222. "Freddie Freeloader" 9:463. "Blue in Green" (Miles Davis and Bill Evans) 5:374. "All Blues" 11:335. "Flamenco Sketches" (Miles Davis and Bill Evans) 9:26Reissue bonus trackNo. Title Length