The Second Great Quintet of Miles Davis: The Best Band Miles Ever Had

April 5, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Nearly telepathic band interplay At the risk of hyperbole, I believe The Miles Davis Quintet of 1965 to 1968 is the greatest modern jazz group ever assembled. Think about it? Saxophonist Wayne Shorter at his composing and playing peak, Herbie

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Artistry in Rhythm: A Must Have Stan Kenton DVD

October 24, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ, MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Are you in the cult of Stan Kenton? Stan Kenton is one of those modern jazz legends whose importance is gauged equally by those who champion his art, and those who deride it. Many critics point to his bombast, or

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