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Celebrating Miles & Bitches Brew @ 40

Today, May 26th, would have been Miles Davis’ 84th birthday. And in celebration I wanted to take this time to make a shameless plug for Legacy Recordings’ Bitches Brew collector reissues sets. They are totally cool and if you love that Bitches era Miles vibe, you may want to check them out. (Note to self: email Legacy contact and have them send Jazz Online a copy of each asap!) Check out the video below. It is a segment taken from the Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition. Read moreRead more


It’s A Small World After All: Lyle Mays and Spectrasonics

Last week, my old high school music buddy Jon Shapiro sent me a video clip of Lyle Mays and Alex Acuna playing together live in the studio using new synth technology from a Los Angeles based company called Spectrasonics. This session was not news to me because Lyle had told me about it when I interviewed him for a podcast series a while back. Read moreRead more


Miles Davis Podcast: Chris Botti

Versatile trumpeter Chris Botti might be the biggest Miles Davis fan that I have ever met. There is nothing that Chris does not know about Miles, his trumpet artistry, recordings and legacy. His energy on the subject is boundless and on this podcast episode, you will hear that passion for yourself. Read moreRead more


Conversations with Christian McBride: Hank Jones

Over the past year I have had the great pleasure of producing an ongoing series of audio and video podcasts for Christian McBride’s project titled Conversations with Christian. The series was the inspiration for Christian’s new and popular Sirius XM radio show called The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian where he talks to a great artist and then performs a duet. Read moreRead more