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Marlene Rosenberg: MLK Convergence

Read "MLK Convergence" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's MLK, and then there's MLK. In this particular context we're talking about a three-letter acronym referencing the musical union of bassist Marlene Rosenberg, drummer Lewis Nash, and pianist Kenny Barron. And in broader terms those initials obviously point to the late Martin Luther King, Jr. With MLK Convergence the sounds of the former meet up ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

Read "Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

With each passing year, Winter JazzFest--New York's premiere jazz festival--has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Spirit Fingers: Spirit Fingers

Read "Spirit Fingers" reviewed by Roger Farbey

This is the debut album and brainchild of leader, pianist and composer Greg Spero, an undeniably gifted pianist and composer who has been mentored by fellow keyboardists and Miles Davis alumni Robert Irving III and Herbie Hancock. The musicians Spero assembled for his project amount to a veritable supergroup in terms of their prodigious talent. The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Miles Electric Band at Koerner Hall

Read "Miles Electric Band at Koerner Hall" reviewed by Alain Londes

Miles Electric Band
Koerner Hall
Toronto, Ontario
October 14, 2017

What started off as a successful “Miles Davis Festival" at the initiative of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic in 2011 and led by Vince Wilburn Jr. and nephew of the great Miles Davis himself, would eventually lead to the Miles Electric Band ...

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Miles Electric Band at SFJAZZ

Read "Miles Electric Band at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Miles Electric Band
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
June 11, 2016

Since his death in 1991, one month after his final performance at the Hollywood Bowl, there has been a vacancy in the jazz trumpet chair. While many have risen as stars on the instrument, no one has quite matched Miles ...

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Miles Electric Band: Bitches Brew To Tutu At SFJAZZ

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Miles Electric Band
SFJAZZ Center
Bitches Brew To Tutu
San Francisco, CA
June 11, 2016

As part of the expansive 34th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, the cordial staff at SFJAZZ presented the outstanding Miles Electric Band in the spacious Miner Auditorium. Vincent Wilburn Jr., drummer and nephew of the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Miles Electric Band at SFJAZZ

Read "Miles Electric Band at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Miles Electric Band
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
August 23, 2014

“This is not a ghost band--just a great group of musicians who loved playing with Miles and had admiration for the Chief." --Miles Electric Band leader Vincent Wilburn, Jr.

Many who first became interested in jazz in the ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Celebrating Miles Davis with Quotes

Read "Celebrating Miles Davis with Quotes" reviewed by Michael Ricci

We're celebrating Miles Davis's birthday (May 26, 1926) with quotes about him and by him.

All About Jazz senior writer R.J. DeLuke also compiled several from his past interviews with various ex-band members--and we included a salty one by Miles for good measure.

If you know of a quote about Miles or one that ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Scofield: Peaceful Pursuits

Read "John Scofield: Peaceful Pursuits" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes a recording comes together easily, with a minimum of muss or fuss. Other times, life seems to conspire against it, but that doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't get done, or that it suffers as a result. Sometimes, in fact, it can make the end result even better. For John Scofield-- one-third of a power trifecta ...

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