Kids for Coltrane

The House of Representatives Honors Kind of Blue

Posted on: December 26, 2009

Drawing by Louis Vignapiano

The House unanimously passsed H.Res. 894, honoring the 50th anniversay of the Miles Davis recording Kind of Blue and reaffirmed jazz as a national treasure. Leading this effort was Representative John Conyers Jr. of  Michigan. This album brought jazz into the mainstream and influenced musicians all over the world.  Miles Davis recorded this masterpiece with his sextet which consisted of  John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb.  I called Representative Conyers office to thank him for his dedication to jazz and tell him about the Kids for Coltrane.  To help celebrate this special honor, I plan on going to see and  hear Jimmy Cobb at the Iridium in New York City this weekend.  I will certainly share Kind of Blue with my young students.

1 Response to "The House of Representatives Honors Kind of Blue"

A great day for jazz fans, of which I am one. (as well as a pianist!)

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