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September 17, 2008


Star On Miles: The Return Of Miles Davis

At the dawn of the 1980s trumpeter Miles Davis emerged from a five-year retirement and made his way back into the limelight.

February 22, 2008


Teo Macero, Man Behind Electric Miles and More: RIP

Teo Macero, a saxophonist, composer, and record producer has passed away at the age of 82.

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 11, 2007


Joe Zawinul and Ben Webster’s “Soulmates”

Webster Zawinul SoulmatesReaction to the death of keyboardist and composer Joe Zawinul will undoubtedly be pouring in today from around the jazz blogosphere for the man who wrote “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “In a Silent Way,” and “Birdland.” Zawinul’s European and conservatory background, his key role in the great Cannonball Adderley soul-jazz groups of the 1960s, his time with Miles Davis, and, of course, his legacy as co-architect of Weather Report make him an important figure in post-1960 jazz–especially in the realm of electric piano, a still oft-disparaged instrument.Zawinul had been enjoying a resurgence of attention in the past year, what with…

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

April 1, 2006


Electrifying: Miles Davis At The Cellar Door

In 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...

January 15, 2005


Miles Davis: The Jack Johnson Sessions

We're featuring music taken from the Sony/Legacy box-set MILES DAVIS: THE COMPLETE JACK JOHNSON SESSIONS.

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