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October 6, 2007

 

Side Monk: Thelonious Monk As Sideman

Thelonious Monk must have provided easy inspiration for the title-namer of his 1956 Riverside album, The Unique Thelonious Monk.

October 5, 2007

 

Still Waiting On the Corner, Or, We Want Miles V. 4

It just wouldn't be a Sony/Legacy Miles Davis box-set without some strange, inexplicable delay.

September 26, 2007

 

Miles Davis and the Mysterious Case of “So What”

Miles DavisThe remarkable Marc Myers on whether or not the Prince of Darkness was…

September 21, 2007

 

Isn’t It Ironic? The Bad Plus and the Jazz Canon

Surrey With the Fringe on TopThe Bad Plus, who are performing at Indianapolis’ Jazz Kitchen Saturday night, have posted a collective statement in response to some of the reviews they got during their recent swing through the UK. Said reviews often hit upon the Plus’ choice of songbook (Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” etc.) as tired irony, a joke being run into the ground, etc. BP’s sincere and spirited defense is…

August 16, 2007

 

Live From Monterey: Louis, Miles, Dizzy, Joe and More

Miles Davis MontereyThe Monterey Jazz Festival is coming up on its 50th anniversary, and I’m assuming that’s why a series of CDs featuring performances by Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Sarah Vaughan, and others is coming out next week. I’m listening today to a highlights promo…

August 7, 2007

 

On the Corner With Miles Davis (Complete)

Miles Davis On the CornerRelease of Miles Davis’ On the Corner box is imminent, as Howard Mandel notes at his new blog. Has a domestic label ever covered an artist’s career so exhaustively? Put together, the Davis Sony sets equal roughly double the amount of music in the Duke Ellington RCA Victor box. Street date: Sept. 25. In the meantime, you can tap our archives

December 9, 2006

 

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The Arrival Of Victor Feldman

How a 1950s British jazz star ended up as a West Coast leader and sideman, playing with Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and others.

September 16, 2006

 

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Jazz Goes Disney

Goofin' on Disney: how movie songs for kids made their way into the jazz world.

July 22, 2006

 

Porgy & Bess: the 1950s Jazz Revival

Porgy and Bess LPGeorge Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess met with only middling success when it debuted in 1935, but stagings in the 1940s and 1950s ensured its place in musical history. With Hollywood poised to make…

April 1, 2006

 

Electrifying: Miles Davis at the Cellar Door

Miles Davis electricIn December of 1970 Miles Davis took what some consider to be his last great quintet into a Washington, D.C. jazz club for a four-night stand. Columbia Records recorded all four evenings, but until recently, only material from the last night…

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