30-Day Song Challenge: A Song I Like with a Colour in the Title

I’m going to do the 30-Day Song Challenge, which has recently gone viral. However, me being me, I’m going to expand on the concept to write a few lines about each of the songs I choose and why I chose them, as each of the songs I choose I am – for one reason or another – attached to.

Miles Davis, “All Blues” (1959)

Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue album instantly popped in my head for this entry. I would have chosen the entire album. However, that would have betrayed the entire concept of this list.

I pretty much love each track on the LP equally. But the only reason why I chose “All Blues” over “Blue in Green” is because, thanks to Oscar Brown Jr., who added words to it later, I can sing lyrics to it whenever I get in the mood.

In fact, Chet Baker has a great version of this track – with Rachel Gould doing the singing parts wonderfully.

In any case, Kind of Blue is not just a modal jazz masterpiece. It was also the first full jazz albums I listened to from start to finish in my teens. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to that. But given that I now work for an international jazz publication, that turned out to be quite an important event in my life.

Written by Matt Micucci

I'm an international journalist, reporter, website editor and content creator. I actively work for JAZZIZ Magazine and FRED Film Radio, collaborate with other websites and curate my own projects, including IN ARTE MATT and CineCola. I have also curated and produced my series of films in Galway, Ireland, and photo exhibition and arts events in various European countries. I have a working class background and have and have a postgrad degree in Film Theory + a BA in Film & TV.

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