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22 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Despite abrupt close, Detroit Jazz Festival hits the right notes

Detroit Jazz Festival artist-in-residence Joshua Redman and his quartet perform during the festival in downtown Detroit on Monday.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Jazz, Joshua Redman, Barry Harris, Ray Drummond, Black Entertainment

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Crooks and Liars

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Miles Davis

The head of this tune comes from a nursery rhyme called "Put Your Little Foot," which Miles arranged into a jazz piece and entitled it "Fran Dance," as a tribute to his then-wife, a dancer.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Miles Davis & Gil Evans, US News, Liberal Political News

Detroit Free Press

Review: Highlights from Saturday's Detroit Jazz Fest, a look ahead to today

I'll have more to say in Tuesday's wrap-up piece about so much of the remarkable music today heard Saturday at the Detroit Jazz Festival.


Related Topix: Barry Harris, Jazz, Christian Music, The Truth, Randy Weston, Black Entertainment, Detroit, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Free Dictionary

Charlie Parker

Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong .


Related Topix: Charlie Parker, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong, Kansas City, MO

USA Today

Cookin' with Miles Davis: His recipe for 'Chili Mack'

One of jazz great Miles Davis' most famous recordings is Cookin' with The Miles Davis Quintet .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Recipes, The Miles Davis Quintet, Headphones

WNYC-AM New York

'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet

Gil Evans was born on May 13, 1912. In three collaborations in the late 1950s, he and his friend and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz.


Related Topix: Jazz, Gil Evans, Miles Davis & Gil Evans, Black Entertainment, Theater, Porgy and Bess, Big-Band, Nina Simone

Ventura County Reporter

Sound Check

Six-thirty p.m. is both an unusual and auspicious time to play live music that doesn't involve a church or a county fair.


Related Topix: Ventura, CA, Jazz, Drink, Wine, Black Entertainment

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Cincinnati CityBeat

Seeing Double

CityBeat contributor Sean Peters played an interesting role in Don Cheadle's locally filmed movie Miles Ahead.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Cincinnati, OH, Journalism

Beach Metro Community News

More verve, less blue notes for Jazz

Herbie Hancock once said "Jazz is about being in the moment." If that's the case and dogs could play instruments, there would be some stiff competition in the jazz world.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Herbie Hancock


The 'Legend' of Bob Marley thirty years later

As Miles Davis ' Kind of Blue is to jazz, Bob Marley & the Wailers ' 1984 collection Legend is the album that defines reggae for millions of American fans.


Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Bob Marley & the Wailers, The Wailers

Glenview Announcements

Sax man Bill Evans heads for S.P.A.C.E.

Since growing up in Clarendon Hills, Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader Bill Evans has played the world perpetually with artists including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Mick Jagger - and with his own jazz/funk/bluegrass band Soulgrass.


Related Topix: Bill Evans, Jazz, Clarendon Hills, IL, Black Entertainment, Herbie Hancock

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Seattle Weekly

The Pick List: This Week's Recommended Events

Though he outlived Bob Marley, Fela Kuti never managed to connect with Western ears in the same way.


Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley, Seattle, WA, Femi Kuti, Jazz, Black Entertainment

Chicago Reader

Listen to 'Conference of the Birds,' go see Dave Holland's Prism on Saturday

I'm consistently impressed with the work Peter Margasak , John Corbett , and Bill Meyer do every year they cover the Chicago Jazz Festival .


Related Topix: Dave Holland, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Chicago, IL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Business & Heritage Clarksville

Inaugural Culture Fest lays claim to Nashville

In a few days days the inuagural Culture Fest Nashville, presented by Xfinity and sponsored by The Tennessee Tribune, kicks off with the legendary Third World taking the stage at the Nashville Farmers' Market to deliver one of the best performances you'll see this year.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Reggae, Third World, African-American, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Fisk University


8/25/14; Today's Tips: Monday

READING : Poets Speak Loud @ McGeary's Pub , Albany. Open mic with featured poet Paul Pines , the author of the award-winning collection, "New Orleans Variations & Paris Ouroboros," and the upcoming "Fishing On the Pole Star."


Related Topix: Albany, NY, New Orleans, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Funk

Sat Aug 23, 2014

St. Louis Jazz Notes

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Summer 2014 jazz film festival, part three

The original plan for this week to post some videos of Spyro Gyra and Mindi Abair, the headliners of the Eco Music Festival that had been scheduled for next Saturday at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.


Related Topix: Mindi Abair, Jazz, Spyro Gyra, Black Entertainment, Gil Evans, Spain, World News,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Uptown Flavor

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

"You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker" - the words of jazz great Miles Davis paying homage to the forefathers of a musical movement now celebrated around the world.


Related Topix: Charlie Parker, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY


From the Jazzblog archives: Dave Liebman's autobiography reviewed

Since Dave Liebman will be playing in Ottawa tonight and Friday at Carleton University, I thought I would remind everyone that he released a great autobiography in 2012.


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment


Hot Trailer: Jazz Docu 'Keep On Keepin' On'

He's a 23-year-old blind jazz piano prodigy. He's an 89-year-old legend who has trained or mentored such greats as Miles Davis and Quincy Jones.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Jazz, Quincy Jones

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Album reviews: Electric Wurms and Bennie Maupin

New album: Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk Artist: Electric Wurms Label: Bella Union/Warner Bros.


Related Topix: The Flaming Lips, Pop/Rock, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Herbie Hancock, Entertainment