Miles Ahead the Don Cheadle Miles Davis Film: A Review

July 21, 2016 | Posted in JAZZ | By

The long rumored Miles Davis biopic was a long time coming So long was the films arrival, that more than a decade passed before it finally moved into production. Don Cheadle who was seemingly the Miles Davis estates choice before

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Collecting Private Label Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble Vinyl Records

November 26, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ, VINYL RECORDS | By

One of the pleasures of vinyl record crate digging: I believe the greatest benefit you get from collecting vintage vinyl records is the archival music you unearth. Music that has not been, and likely will never be released in any

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The Radiohead OK Computer and Miles Davis Bitches Brew Connection

November 13, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

OK Computer is an album that profoundly effected me when I first heard it only 15 years ago. Truth is I had not paid much attention to Radiohead,  I was turned on to this album because I heard it was

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The Most Groundbreaking Modern Jazz Albums of the 1950’s and 1960’s

November 10, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Since 1955 An impossible task trying to come up with a list as subjective as the greatest modern jazz albums of all-time. I decided to limit this list to “modern jazz” after 1955; I know this eliminates the be-bop era

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Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue: Is It Really that Good?

November 9, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

The greatest selling modern jazz record of all time! Kind of Blue, recorded March 2, and April 22, 1959 is certainly a timeless classic of American music, and I have often thought of it as a culmination of every style

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The Most Interesting Miles Davis Tribute Albums

November 5, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Miles Davis is a tough act to pay homage to: Miles Davis just might be the greatest Jazz musician of all time, I could make a pretty good case for him being the greatest musician period, of all-time. When Miles

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Some Killer Funky Blue Note Rare Grooves

November 5, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Prime slabs of funky soul jazz: It is Ironic that a music so maligned critically by the stuffy jazz establishment, would get such love from modern contemporary soul and hip-hop artists by the end of the 20th Century. Soul jazz,

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The Most Underrated Jazz Artists and Albums

November 4, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

More modern jazz albums you need: I love instrumental modern jazz, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and any number of artists. If you have only a passing interest in jazz, or are just getting into the music,

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9 Classic Free Jazz Albums You Must Hear if You’re New to the Genre

November 4, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Undoubtedly an acquired taste Free jazz and avant-garde jazz are similar styles of music. Along with post bop, they have many things in common, you really can separate the styles into 3 distinct categories. Often times fans of either style

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We Want Miles and Star People: A Worthy Return to Form For Miles Davis in the 80’s

October 15, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

We Want Miles We Want Miles From 1982, Shows trumpeter Miles Davis almost returning to his past form, in fact, listening to this live double vinyl twice in the last few days. I am struck at how the music really

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