The Best Canterbury Scene Progressive Rock Albums

December 2, 2015 | Posted in PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

Rock Jazz at its Best: Understanding the Canterbury scene is a tricky proposition, mainly because some think of the scene as folksy progressive rock like Caravan, and Hatfield and the North, while others think of the avant-garde style of Henry

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Miles Davis: The Final 10 Years of Music

April 3, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Not groundbreaking music, but still pretty good: I will not insult your intelligence by saying the 1980’s music from Miles Davis is as good or even close to being as groundbreaking as the earlier time periods of his music.  I

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The Electric Jazz Rock and Funk of Miles Davis 1969-1975

March 26, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ, ROCK | By

Experimental rock, funk, and a bit of Jazz The electric music of Miles Davis, a style of music that would form almost his entire discography from 1969 until his death at age 65 in 1991. Typically the music Miles recorded

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From Jazz to Something Not of This Earth: Why Couldn’t the Jazz Critics Get Bitches Brew?

December 5, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ, PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

When Bitches Brew was released in July of 1970, the story for the 500,000 who bought the album was, “wow, this is some wild challenging music”. Unfortunately the establishment jazz critic didn’t always see things that way, they would charge

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Miles Davis’ Miles In the Sky: Closing in on Jazz Rock

December 4, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ, MUSIC, VINYL RECORDS | By

Miles dips his toe in the electric water Lately I have been listening to the music of Miles Davis right before his big push into rock territory. 1968’s Miles in the Sky is a transitional album if there ever was

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Miles Davis’ Get Up With It: A Contemporary Stew of Ambient Jazz Funk

December 2, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Miles throws in many styles, and some new inventions Get Up With It over the years has become my favorite of the Electric studio albums of Miles Davis. I will start with the Opus’, “Calypso Frelimo”, and “He Loved Him

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Miles Davis A Tribute to Jack Johnson: Underrated Rock Jazz Masterpiece

November 13, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ, ROCK | By

Definitely more rock than jazz on this fusion classic The album A Tribute To Jack Johnson is a jazz rock classic released by Miles Davis in February of 1971. An album widely under appreciated, and not promoted properly by Columbia

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