Looking for something to see or do? Try Los Angeles Ballet's "Swan Lake," catch your last chance to see the Jeanine Tesori musical "Violet," hear mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca or catch some of Miles Davis' former sidemen in Northridge...
Little is known about Kenny Drew Jr., one of jazz's finest pianists in the post-1960s era. Drew Jr. was the son of Kenny Drew, a superb bebop pianist who recorded with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and Miles Davis,... Related Stories Videos: Kenny Drew Jr.
Pianist Red Garland is best known as the pianist Miles Davis hired in 1955 when pianist Ahmad Jamal turned him down. Davis admired Ahmad's modernist, bluesy swinging style on the keyboard, so much that he recorded songs such as Surrey... Related Stories Miles Davis: Musings of Miles Ahmad Jamal and Fender Rhodes Ahmad Jamal: Greasepaint Roar
A musician's brain is different to that of a non-musician. Making music requires an interplay of abilities which are also reflected in more developed brain structures. Scientists have discovered that these capabilities are embedded in...Show More Summary
The brain activity of jazz pianists differs from those of classical pianists, even when playing the same piece of music.
Keith Jarret, world-famous jazz pianist, once answered in an interview when asked if he would ever be interested in doing a concert where he would play both jazz and classical music: "No, that's hilarious. [...] It's like a chosen practically impossible thing [...] It's [because of] the circuitry.
(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) A musician's brain is different to that of a non-musician. Making music requires an interplay of abilities which are also reflected in more developed brain structures. Scientists...Show More Summary
Authorship of the jazz standard Four has always been in question. Miles Davis was the first to record the song in 1954 and has the sole writing credit. But it has long been argued by jazz writers that Eddie "Cleanhead"... Related Stories Sonny Rollins: Koenig's Leaders Sonny Rollins & Monk 5 Albums That Cast a Spell
You remember that guy in high school that somehow ended up with his grandparent’s station wagon? And how he would swear up and down that it was “cool.” And people would point and laugh, or perhaps his friends would try and point out that “wagons just aren’t cool, man.” There is no way a Chevy […]
This is Rufus Davis, the duly elected mayor of Camilla, Georgia. It's a small town, of just over 5,000 people, roughly 60 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida. According to Davis, 70 percent of the town is African American. And yet there is not one African American on the police force, nor on the city council. Show More Summary
The sixth installment in the ongoing Miles Davis Bootleg Series
Brands: Only NY, MTA Season: FW17 Key Pieces: Shirts, hoodies, hats, beanies and tote bags Editor’s Notes: Following a collaboration with Legacy Recordings and The Miles Davis estate, Only NY is proud to unveil the debut collection of an ongoing partnership with New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Essentially the backbone of New York […]
The excellent band consisted of Randy Brecker on electric trumpet, Greg Osby on electric sax, Paul Bollenbach, Steve Cardenas and Shane Theriot all on electric guitars, Lonnie Plaxico on electric bass and Steve Smith on drums. Continue reading…
Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars.
Mr. Avakian was a longtime force in the recording industry, helping the careers of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Keith Jarrett and the comedian Bob Newhart.
George Avakian, who as an executive and producer at Columbia Records in the 1940s and '50s created a successful formula for packaging jazz as popular music and who signed Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Johnny Mathis to the label, among...
Brands: Only NY, Legacy Recordings and The Miles Davis estate Season: FW17 Key Pieces: Sweatshirts, tees, hats and tote bags Editor’s Notes: After joining forces with New York magazine, Only NY now celebrates visionary jazz musician Miles Davis, in partnership with Legacy Recordings and The Miles Davis estate. As a tribute to one of the […]
Sepp Werkmeister made his name as a leading jazz photographer of the 1960s and ‘70s. Traveling to the biggest and best concerts and festivals, he became a fixture in the community and counted among his subjects Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Oscar Peterson, among many others. Show More Summary
Oct 18 (Reuters) - Five children and their mother were killed early on Wednesday when fire engulfed their rural Texas home about 100 miles east northeast of Houston, Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis said. Read moreail this | Linking Blogs | Comments