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Miles Davis

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Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly protean. To examine his career is to examine the history of jazz from the mid-'40s to the early '90s, since he was in the thick of almost every important innovation and stylistic development in the music during that period, and he often led the way in those changes, both with his own performances and recordings and by choosing sidemen and collaborators who forged the new directions

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Article: Liner Notes

Miles Davis Quintets: Stockholm 1967 & 1969 Revisited

Read "Miles Davis Quintets: Stockholm 1967 & 1969 Revisited" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Let me ask you, how many versions of Miles Davis do you recognize? Let us employ the word 'recognize' in terms of both, to identify and to approve. Listeners new to the world of Miles would be hard pressed to associate the artist seen and heard with Charlie Parker at New York's Three Deuces in 1947 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Antonio Sanchez and Louis Sicilliano

Read "John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Antonio Sanchez and Louis Sicilliano" reviewed by Len Davis


Celebrating the Birthday of John McLaughlin with music from The Heart Of Things Live in Paris, Miles Davis, plus new music from Antonio Sanchez, Louis Siciliano, Sixun from France, Wasafiri from Texas, and guitarist B D Lenz from New York. Playlist Miles Davis “John McLaughlin" from Bitches Brew (Columbia) 00:00 John McLaughlin “The Heart ...

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Article: Year in Review

Tony Ozuna’s Best Albums 2022

Read "Tony Ozuna’s Best Albums 2022" reviewed by Tony Ozuna


In 2022, live jazz clubs were revived and the rapport of musicians and their audience took a higher level of mutual appreciation. Groups listed on this Best Albums finally got to tour their newest releases across borders. Jazz that evolves with the times and across continents are the criteria for these selected Best Albums of 2022. ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Ten Essential Keith Jarrett Solo Recordings

Read "Ten Essential Keith Jarrett Solo Recordings" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Keith Jarrett is a perfectionist. Perfection and innovation are, more often than not, mutually exclusive qualities and that is where Jarrett reveals his unique strain of genius. He remains the most respected and influential figure in the world of jazz, improvisation, and beyond. Despite two strokes that have permanently left him unable to play piano, his ...

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Article: Album Review

Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes

Read "Finding The Right Notes" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Going back to the fall of 2016 and Ron Carter's appearance at the Detroit Jazz Festival as artist-in-residence, the buzz was that a biographical film on the man named the most recorded bassist in history was in the pipeline. During that festival, a film crew was seen regularly following Carter around Hart Plaza and the bassist ...

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News: Music Industry

Craft Recording Celebrates the Enduring Legacy of Savoy Records and the Revolutionary Bebop Era with 'The Birth of Bop'

Craft Recording Celebrates the Enduring Legacy of Savoy Records and the Revolutionary Bebop Era with 'The Birth of Bop'

Featuring Painstaking Recreations of the Five 10-Inch LP Compilations That Were Originally Released by Savoy in 1952 and 1953, This Collection Includes 30 Newly Remastered Tracks Spanning 1944–1949 Craft Recordings proudly celebrates the legacy of Savoy Records with an all-new collection that chronicles the groundbreaking era of bebop (or bop) music. An essential introduction to this vital period in jazz music, The Birth of ...

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Stockholm Live 1967 & 1969 Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Agitation; Footprints; Round Midnight; Gingerbread Boy; Bitches Brew; Paraphernalia; Nefertiti; Masqualero; This.

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Live Europe 1960 Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: So What; On Green Dolphin Street; Walkin’; All Blues; So What.

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Rainy Day Chillin'

Label: April First Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Jimi’s Room Blues 1; Miles Eases In; Tomorrow Maybe; Call McCartney; Jimi’s Room Blues 2; Walking Riverside; If 16 Were 9 Minus 0; Raindy Day Chillin'; Jimi's Blue w/Miles.


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