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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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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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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Round About Midnight With Miles Davis 1957

October 14, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

‘Round About Midnight, released in 1957, but recorded in 1955 and 1956 respectively, was the first Columbia Records release from Miles Davis, and as you might expect, now a classic example of 50’s small group jazz. The album does seem

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Miles Davis and Gil Evans Porgy And Bess: The Definitive Rendition

October 14, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Miles Davis and Gil Evans Porgy and Bess

The Davis/Evans Arrangement Stands the Test of Time: Words can not adequately describe how utterly gorgeous the Davis/Evans version of Porgy & Bess is, only the experience of the music can justify its reputation. The Gershwin folk opera seen through

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Fantastic Box Sets for the Miles Davis Jazz Fanatic

April 20, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Genius of Miles Davis Trumpet Case When the pictured Miles Davis Trumpet Case was delivered by UPS, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I had coveted this box for 2 years waiting for the price to drop to

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What Are Some of the Best Miles Davis Quotes

April 12, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ | By

The quotable Miles Davis: The 9 selected quotes below do indeed capture the essence of the street wise and equally brilliant mind of Miles Davis. Some of Miles’ quotes cut to the core, like a skilled surgeon performing an appendectomy.

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