There are many reasons why Kind of Blue is a cornerstone of any jazz collection. Even music lovers who don't profess to like jazz probably have a copy of it – and that's because as a piece of art, it doesn't define a genre – rather it defies it. In crafting the album's five tracks, Miles Davis and his sextet explored concepts that aren't only inherit to improvised music. Represented in those tunes was the culmination of the trumpeter's study of space, contrast, simplicity and sound – aesthetics that are the foundation of any artwork. Not only that, but Miles packaged these themes in such a way that it is an enjoyable listen for both the jazz faithful and those new to the music.