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Article: Interview

Christian Pabst: Il momento del cambiamento

Read "Christian Pabst: Il momento del cambiamento" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Con il disco Balbec (etichetta Jazz Sick) il musicista e compositore Christian Pabst di origini tedesche ci trasporta nel luogo immaginario dove il protagonista de “Alla ricerca del tempo perduto" di Marcel Proust fugge per ritrovare un senso allo scorrere del tempo al di fuori del disordine urbano. Come nel libro, i sette brani originali contenuti ...

News: Video / DVD

Miles Davis in Milan in Color, 1964

Miles Davis in Milan in Color, 1964

This clip will likely be familiar to you, but chances are you saw it in black and white. A couple of weeks ago, the footage was uploaded colorized. The concert featured the Miles Davis Quintet at the Teatro dell'Arte in Milan, Italy, on October 11th, 1964. When I saw it, thanks to Gilles D'Elia in Paris, ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Ron Carter: The Paragon of Bass Virtuosity

Read "Ron Carter: The Paragon of Bass Virtuosity" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Some half a century ago, iconic bassist Ron Carter had already dynamically impacted the jazz world with his advanced rhythmic cadences and his artistic vision with the second great Miles Davis quintet. The sumptuous and indelible mark that Carter and his bandmates left on jazz history is well-documented. An educated, articulate and determined man, Carter's journey ...

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Article: Live Review

Wayne Shorter Celebration With Herbie Hancock and Terence Blanchard at SFJAZZ Center

Read "Wayne Shorter Celebration With Herbie Hancock and Terence Blanchard at SFJAZZ Center" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


Wayne Shorter Trio and GuestsSFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA January 3, 2019 Wayne Shorter could not be there but his trio made it. When illness prevented Shorter from making a four-night stand at SFJAZZ, organizers turned the dates into a celebration of his music. There are few better choices ...

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Article: Album Review

Miles Davis Quintet: Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet

Read "Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Relaxin' With the Miles Davis Quintet was the second of four releases resulting from Davis' famous May and October 1956 marathon sessions. The other three recordings were Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1957), Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1959), and Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1961). All of the music from these sessions ...

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Article: Album Review

Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Smiles

Read "Miles Smiles" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Without a hint of a doubt, the trumpeter Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet which he led in the mid-'60s rekindled his fire for music resulting in exuberant and adventurous music. Davis was reenergized by his young band which vitality and enthusiasm has made a big difference. Not only did it stretch Miles' boundaries, as the band ...

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Article: Album Review

Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2

Read "Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2" reviewed by Doug Collette


It's little surprise that the recordings comprising Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 were captured in the wake of the recording of the jazz icon's seminal album In A Silent Way (Columbia, 1969) and prior to the release of the even more significant followup, Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970), in the spring of the ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2

Read "Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2" reviewed by John Kelman


While the quintet heard on this first-time commercial issue of four live dates from 1969 was, in fact, already uncovered on the November 4, 1969 Copenhagen concert DVD included in the Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition and Legacy Edition (both Columbia/Legacy, 2010) and a portion of Bitches Brew Live (Columbia/Legacy, 2011)--as well as in sextet ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967 - The Bootleg Series Volume 1

Read "Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967 - The Bootleg Series Volume 1" reviewed by Kevin Davis


Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Volume 1 Legacy Recordings 2011 The most--perhaps only--frustrating thing about this first installment in what trumpeter Miles Davis completists can only hope ends up being an exhaustive series of archival releases, is the 44 years it took Columbia/Legacy to release ...

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Article: Album Review

Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Volume 1

Read "Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Volume 1" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Volume 1 compiles an enormous amount of simply incredible music: three CDs and one DVD spanning five European performances that the trumpeter recorded in late 1967 with Wayne Shorter (saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums)--what was known, even then, as Davis' ...


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