Archive for the 'Miles Davis' Category

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

John Coltrane would’ve turned 89 today. While it’s a fun parlor game to imagine the twists and turns the saxophonist’s music might’ve taken if he’d lived just another decade longer, in the end we’re lucky to have had him as long we did — and that he left behind such a wealth of sounds to […]

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Some recent, recommended archival releases of (mostly) unreleased material from some jazz giants.¬† It’d take a whole lot more than four discs to sum up what Miles Davis was up to onstage from 1955-1975. But the trumpeter’s latest Bootleg Series¬†manages to give a solid overview, collecting performances given under the auspices of the Newport Jazz […]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

A high point on the soundtrack to director Dennis Hopper’s 1990 film The Hot Spot, “Bank Robbery” finds John Lee Hooker collaborating with Miles Davis alongside Taj Mahal, Roy Rogers, Earl Palmer, and Tim Drummond. Scored by Jack Nitzchse, the set is a rolling mix of Delta swagger coupled with Davis’s (always) blue cool. MP3: […]

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

In 2009 Secret Stash Records dusted this collection off breathing new life into it via a vinyl-only release. From the label: ‘In the spring of 1981 a group of reggae studio musicians from Jamaica gathered in New York City under the direction of Jeremy Taylor, a music professor at NYU at that time. The result […]