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04.20.2013 | | Posted at 09:56 AM

DVD-CD set tracks Miles Davis' 1969 European tour

By David Luhrssen
  As the ‘60s edged toward 1970, Miles Davis toured with a splendid quintet. He never recorded with them in the studio but the names of his collaborators would dominate jazz in the coming decade, including Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. Some of their live performances have circulated illicitly for years. Finally, Columbia Legacy has issued an offici...
03.07.2013 | | Posted at 03:30 PM
By David Luhrssen
  Emerging from the jazz scene of the 1940s, Miles Davis and Quincy Jones took very different routes on a journey that eventually shared at least one common theme. Both tried to engage the pop music world—Jones with a straightforward platinum sales pitch and Davis the way Picasso approached still life. They never shared the same stage until they converged at the Montreux Ja...
Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
Music clubs and concert venues have come and gone in Milwaukee, but every now and then, one hall comes to represent an era in the memories of music fans. When the powerful Balistrieri family opened The Scene in 1965
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
Choreographer David Parsons’ internationally renowned modern dance company will showcase its newest work, Round My World (2012), in an 8 p.m. concert Nov. 16 at the Wilson Center in Brookfield’s Mitchell Park.
Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

An alphabetical walk through classic compositions

 The great thing about jazz, one of America’s distinct contributions to the world’s culture, is that it’s always changing—not just year to year, but also performance to performance. At least that’s the line from some...
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans (ArtistShare)

The late Gil Evans was the godfather of modern jazz arrangements, the bridge from Debussy and Ellington to Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue. His brooding tapestries engulfed the...
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Arrival (Cellar Live)

This New York-based Milwaukee native has deeply investigated Miles Davis' incendiary Live at the Plugged Nickel. The pianist's music isn't that daring or abstract, but his solos surge to an outer edge while retaining an innate sense of theme and melody...
Monday, April 30, 2012

Smashups (Foam@TheMouth Records)

The idea of blending cool jazz with heavy rock, melding “I Can See for Miles” with a touch of Miles Davis, may sound like novelty shtick—and it almost is, except that the Jazz Punks pull it off without a hitch. The proficient Los Angeles band shifts...
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bitches Brew Live (Columbia Legacy)

If Bitches Brew (1969) was a significant turning point in jazz, then half of the material gathered on Bitches Brew Live was the signpost on the way. Six weeks before recording the album that opened the gate to jazz-rock fusion, Miles Davis gave his ideas a run through at the Newport Jazz Festival. Responding to...