Head Hunters, spanning one or two lifetimes since its release, remains utterly applicable to the contemporary soundscape, encompassing the sensuality of gutbucket funk as well as airy confines of so-called jazz.
The musical conflict and explorations of these jazz legends made for a stunning series of concerts that remain sharp nearly 60 years later.
Cool seems to be a phenomenon located mainly between the end of Hitler’s war and the beginning of Kurt Cobain’s band.
Like Miles Davis, the Masqualero typeface has a strong duality; there are two ways of looking at it, outside and in.
Jazz columnist Will Layman presents seven pieces of music as evidence of the beauty and urgency of pure sound in instrumental jazz.
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.
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.
Don Cheadle, director and star of Miles Ahead, has assembled a mostly enticing soundtrack to his film, though still peppered with a few inessentials.
How does Mino Cinélu tell stories with percussion? Just ask Sting, Kate Bush, or Herbie Hancock.
Mostly Other People Do the Killing have taken on an ambitious task: recreate Miles Davis' landmark Kind of Blue note for note. Except, as bassist Moppa Elliott notes, note-for-note might just be impossible.
Recorded just months after Bitches Brew and available in their entirely for the first time, these sets show that if Davis was a mad scientist in the studio, he was still a sorcerer on stage.
Some will tar a record with being “commercial” due to preset notions of what one might think an artist should be doing, rather than listening for what he actually is doing.
It's only hindsight that delivers the argument of the test of time, and Things Are Getting Better passes with flying colors.
Bill Evans, as both the lead artist in Soulgrass and the provider of the canvas, is ever so welcoming into this magical little art studio of a band. But you’d better have come to paint.
Miles Davis's "lost" band didn't make a proper album, but they found themselves on the stage, the only place they had to create, which, this essential set shows, was all they needed.
Today we posted this new list and have created a handy Spotify playlist so you can enjoy all the tunes, or mix them up as you please.
This week’s Counterbalance runs the voodoo down with Miles Davis’ electric masterpiece -- the 88th most acclaimed album of all time.
While jazz’s complexity cannot be denied, much of the music remains accessible to all. The trick is just finding the right tunes and artists, those who have a universal appeal beyond the scope of the typical, admittedly somewhat limited, jazz audience.
With the Miles Español project still making waves, legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette sits down with PopMatters to talk about the genesis of the project, what's next for him, and why Miles once described his drumming as "a blind man falling upstairs."
This essential box set from Miles Davis's second quintet, represent the last purely jazz sounds we get from Miles, his final statement on the music he grew up on and would soon outgrow.