Miles Davis
Features // 11 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 31 Articles
Blogs // 10 Articles
Media // 4 Articles

Miles Davis's Corporeal Score to Louis Malle's 'Elevator to the Gallows'
28 Jul 2016 // 9:30 PM

Davis's score doesn't articulate a narrative in this film; it provides a haunting, corporeal presence that refuses to assimilate to our efforts to find meaning.

"Music Is More Than Just Notes": An Interview with Mino Cinélu
17 Feb 2015 // 9:20 PM

How does Mino Cinélu tell stories with percussion? Just ask Sting, Kate Bush, or Herbie Hancock.


Finding the Sublime in Jazz, an Argument for Abstraction
21 Nov 2016 // 10:00 PM

Jazz columnist Will Layman presents seven pieces of music as evidence of the beauty and urgency of pure sound in instrumental jazz.

The Resurgent Power of Miles Davis' Late Music
16 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM

A new box set of Miles Davis' appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival remind us of his restless need to evolve -- and several new records remind us of how his later styles live on.


'Miles Ahead' Ponders Miles Davis' Lost Years
4 Apr 2016 // 5:00 AM

Ponder this reality for a moment: Don Cheadle needs a white co-star in order to make a movie about Miles Davis.

Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4
23 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM

With the fourth installment in the so-called bootleg series, the evolution of Miles Davis is on full display. To say these recordings are essential to understanding the artist’s progression would be an understatement.


Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, Bilal - "Ghetto Walkin'" (Singles Going Steady)
21 Apr 2016 // 9:15 AM

The tempo of "Ghetto Walkin" is noticeably faster than the Davis original, yet it creates a rich texture of sound that is well paced by the dry percussion.

Miles Davis and Robert Glasper feat. Phonte - "Violets"
8 Apr 2016 // 9:11 AM

"Violets" is an excellent jazz-hop single to honor the great Miles Davis.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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