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Posts tagged ‘Miles Davis’

20
Oct
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Rudy Van Gelder Reminisces

For anyone who loves and knows recorded jazz the name Rudy Van Gelder is a familiar one. Rudy has produced and recorded some of the greatest jazz albums of all-time and will forever be recognized as a leader in engineering, producing, recording and documenting much of the music’s greatest moments. Read moreRead more

21
Sep
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The Traneumentary: Steve Kuhn

Pianist Steve Kuhn had the great fortune to play with John Coltrane in 1960. On this Traneumentary episode, Steve shares his story about how this came about and further discusses the saxophonist’s music and overall being. Read moreRead more

28
Jul
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Return To Forever – The Complete Columbia Albums

Contributed by guest blogger Douglas Payne

After a prodigious session career in the 1960s, several solo albums that toyed with both the traditional and freer forms of jazz and a mercurial period of experimentation with Miles Davis between 1968 and 1972, pianist and composer Chick Corea crystalized the notion of his first “group” endeavor, to be known as Return to Forever. Read moreRead more

18
May
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Brilliant Sketches: Marcus Miller

The brilliant Miles Davis recording Sketches of Spain turned 50 in 2009 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, who reissued a special collector’s edition CD that same year, I produced a podcast series celebrating this masterpiece. Read moreRead more

12
May
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Brilliant Sketches: Herb Alpert

The brilliant Miles Davis recording Sketches of Spain turned 50 in 2009 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, who reissued a special collector’s edition CD that same year, I produced a podcast series celebrating this masterpiece. Read moreRead more

6
May
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Brilliant Sketches: Nicholas Payton

The brilliant Miles Davis recording Sketches of Spain turned 50 in 2009 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, who reissued a special collector’s edition CD that same year, I produced a podcast series celebrating this masterpiece. Read moreRead more

23
Mar
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The Brand of Jazz

The issue of branding has increasingly become a driving force in everything we do both personally and professionally.  Just think of Facebook and how we brand ourselves through accumulating the most friends or associating ourselves with certain activities or groups, etc.  Facebook has become the quickest and most accessible form of personal brand recognition. Read moreRead more

14
Feb
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Herb Alpert Unplugged

CBS Sunday Morning ran a great profile with legendary trumpeter and music mogul Herb Alpert where he talks about his early inspirations, success as an instrumentalist, his artwork and the importance of giving back. Read moreRead more

7
Dec
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Exhibition Spotlight: The Art of Miles Davis

Miles Davis, considered by many to be the world’s greatest jazz musician, will have his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings showcased at Gallery 27 in Cork Street Mayfair from Tuesday 7th December 2010 to Saturday 11th December. Read moreRead more

18
Nov
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Miles Davis Podcast: Wayne Shorter

It was truly an honor to interview Wayne Shorter for the Miles Davis podcast series. Wayne’s contributions both as a saxophonist and composer during his tenure with Miles are not only central to the trumpeter’s legacy but are also considered to be some of the most influential jazz works ever recorded. Read moreRead more

3
Nov
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The Traneumentary: Jimmy Cobb

Legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb has performed and recorded with many of the most prolific jazz artists including Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, Wes Montgomery and Sarah Vaughan. Jimmy’s work with John Coltrane is most recognized on Miles’ recordings such as Kind of Blue and Someday My Prince Will Come. Read moreRead more

19
Oct
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The Traneumentary: Terence Blanchard

We officially launched The Traneumentary series with New Orleans based trumpeter, film composer and Grammy winner Terence Blanchard. Terence has worked and recorded with a number of musicians including Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton and Donald Harrison and has scored numerous films most notably for Spike Lee. Read moreRead more