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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2018

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JazzNorway in a Nutshell
Bergen, Norway
May 23-27, 2018

If anyone should be in doubt, Norwegian jazz is thriving. Through many years, the musicians in Norway have continued to refine what might be called a particularly Norwegian approach to the jazz tradition. It is not about repeating any preconceived ideas ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

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The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles
Bob Gluck
256 Pages
ISBN: #022618076X
University of Chicago Press
2016

In the history of jazz, no one has been written about more than Miles Davis. No one has been more debated, reviled and revered than the difficult genius who ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4

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Il criterio utilizzato dai produttori della Sony Legacy, per questo quarto box della eccellente 'The Bootleg Series,' è piuttosto interessante e singolare: il legame che lega assieme varie performance di Miles Davis con i suoi vari gruppi, non è quello temporale come succede di solito, ma bensì quello spaziale, per di più preso in senso molto ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Miles on Monday: Memorial statue sculptor to speak at Lewis and Clark CC, and more

Miles on Monday: Memorial statue sculptor to speak at Lewis and Clark CC, and more

This week for “Miles on Monday," we have some recent news items involving the legendary trumpeter: Preston Jackson, the sculptor creating the statue for the Miles Davis Memorial Project that will be placed in downtown Alton, IL later this year, will give a presentation for Lewis and Clark Community College’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series at noon this ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Mike Rivard: Entranced By The Music

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As globalization blends cultures and markets more and more everyday, it is only natural that artistic traditions and the artists that study them do the same. Mike Rivard is a leader in this regard, pioneering some of the most unique blends of musical styles and sounds today. Talking to him about his band Club D'elf and ...

Chris Kelsey & What I Say: The Electric Miles Project

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Trumpeter Miles Davis' post-Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970), pre-hiatus (1975-1981) electric music--dense, loud, dark, funky, vast--has posed problems for musicians. The Yo Miles! collective, led by trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and guitarist Henry Kaiser, gamely approached it as a repertoire: these are songs, they seemed to say; let's just play them (and so they did, on albums ...

Moster!: Edvard Lygre Moster

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He may be flying somewhat beneath the radar internationally, but in Norway, saxophonist Kjetil Møster has a vibrant career that ranges from the acoustic post-John Coltrane group The Core--whose Office Essentials (Jazzland, 2008) made clear that the American tradition is a touchstone, at least to some, in the country's distinctive jazz scene--to ongoing work with the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Naked Truth: Ouroboros

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With apologies to the late guitarist Pete Cosey (who led a band by the name), the members of Naked Truth are bona fide “children of Agharta." That is, the group--led by bassist-guitarist Lorenzo Feliciati--has absorbed and adapted the lessons of trumpeter Miles Davis's exhausting, tectonic live recording Agharta (Columbia, 1975) so well that Davis' disc can ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Miles Davis: The Definitive Miles Davis at Montreux DVD Collection 1973-1991

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Miles Davis
Miles! The Definitive Miles Davis at Montreux DVD Collection 1973-1991
Eagle Eye Media
2011

With the release of Live at Montreux: Highlights 1973-1991 (Eagle Eye Media, 2011) a couple of months back, notice was served of a much more ambitious collection, bringing together all of Miles Davis' concerts ...

Miles Davis: Live at Montreux - Highlights 1973-1991

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Miles Davis

Live at Montreux--Highlights 1973-1991

Eagle Eye Media

2011

When Miles Davis plugged in towards the end of the 1960s, it may have been a huge shot fired across the bow of the jazz intelligentsia, who loudly cried foul and began the first of many accusations of “selling ...