Jazz Tuesday: Miles Davis – So What

This is another absolute classic. I’m pretty sure Miles Davis’ name and reputation is universal. ‘So What’ is from his 1959 album ‘Kind Of Blue’ and although I know absolutely nothing about the technicalities, I feel for the benefit of this segment of my blog to hold any integrity, I feel I must be obliged to tell you guys that this track is one of the best known examples of modal Jazz.
Modal jazz you say, what is this? Well, from my general knowledge Modal jazz is jazz that uses musical modes rather than chord progressions as a harmonic framework. Yeah, the more you know..

Anyway, I could bore you with all the technical details about the Dorian mode, but I would rather you just enjoy the song.

J

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